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Accepted Students: Next Steps

Once you receive your acceptance letter, follow these steps to prepare for your arrival.

STEP 1: Find Answers to Your Questions


o Read through your acceptance packet
o Look at our International Life page
o Look at the Life at Duquesne page
o Explore the Student Organizations 
o Learn about the City of Pittsburgh
o Read the Student Guide to Pittsburgh


o Talk with your Cultural Ambassador, a current student that you are paired with via email upon your acceptance. 
o Join these social media groups:
        WeChat Name: duqcca 


o To your Cultural Ambassadors
o To the Office of International Programs 

STEP 2: Confirm Your Attendance

Undergraduate, ESL, and Exchange Students: Pay the $500 deposit to confirm your attendance and sign

Graduate Students:  Follow the confirmation steps in your acceptance letter and submit the graduate deposit and any forms that were sent to you.


STEP 3: Set up Your Multipass

Receive Your Immigration Documents

o Follow this link to setup your Multipass
o You will need your temporary Social Security number (SSN) and zip code. Both are in your acceptance letter.  

o Look for your acceptance letter in the mail
o Read and decide how to receive your immigration packet in the mail
o Read the immigration information page

STEP 4: Register for Housing       

Pay Your SEVIS Fee

o Complete the online housing survey.

o You must visit your Embassy or Consulate to determine the SEVIS Fee
o You must also pay a SEVIS fee of $200 (F-1 visa) or, $180 (J-1 visa) at www.fmjfee.com with a valid credit card and a receipt can be printed once the transaction is completed. (Some countries in Africa are unable to use www.fmjfee.com and must apply through the mail for the SEVIS fee receipt).

STEP 5: Submit Health Records 

Apply for U.S. VISA

o Read the International Student Health Requirements page
Upload the required documents through the Health Service student portal. Instruction can be found here.

o Make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your area for a visa interview. You must complete an application for a visa and pay a fee determined by your local Embassy or Consulate.
o Read STEP 1 of the Your Next Steps brochure that was sent to you in your acceptance packet. 


STEP 6: Book Your Flight

o Please check the DATE(s) of the MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION for your semester and purchase your flight with these dates in mind. 

STEP 7: Plan Transportation to Campus

o Visit our Airport Transportation page to learn about the various options on how to get from the airport to campus.

STEP 8: Coordinate Accommodations (IF You'll Arrive before Housing is Available)

o Read the Accommodation Options page to learn about on-campus and off-campus housing. 
o Read the International Student Arrival Dates and Temporary Housing Notification page to learn about temporary housing for the fall semester only.


o If you are living on-campus there are specific dates when you can arrive to live on-campus
o Please make note of those dates


o Visit our Off-Campus Housing Page