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 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.

Monday - Friday:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3248 Memorial Union

Completion of the I-9 takes 15-20 minutes. No appointment necessary, but please arrive by 3:45 p.m. Please bring proof of identity and employment authorization.

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.