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

For updates related to US Immigration regulations, please make sure to follow our page here: Immigration Updates


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 employment. Completion of the I-9 takes 15-20 minutes. 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 - 3:30pm                                                                       Wednesday : 9:00am to noon  

No appointment is necessary, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before the end of the I-9 session.


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.