Welcome to the International Students and Scholars website. Here you will find resources and important events to assist you during your time at Iowa State University.

For information on immigration-related orders and policies made by the Trump Administration click here: Immigration Updates  (last updated March 30, 2017)


For access to ISSO electronic requests, please visit CyStart. If you have problems or questions with CyStart, please email us at isso@iastate.edu.

I-9 Schedule

You must complete Form I-9 on or before your first day of work. It takes 15-20 minutes to complete an I-9. Please bring proof of identity and employment authorization to Room 3248 Memorial Union during one of the following I-9 sessions: 

MondayTuesday, Thursday, Friday:
12:30pm - 3:15pm

9:00am - 11:45am

No appointment is needed, but I-9s are completed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Practical Training

F-1 students can sign-up for a CPT Workshop here and OPT Workshop here.

New Scholar Check-in

  • Unpaid Scholars (includes scholars on a stipend or per diem).
  • Paid Scholars (on the ISU payroll)

* If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you will be asked to reschedule for the next available session.