Arriving at Millersville - Next Steps

Arriving at Millersville - Next Steps

What to do before you arrive.

After Acceptance

STEP 1: RECEIVE YOUR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS

  • Your immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) is included in the packet mailed to you. Please double-check the documents for any errors. 
  • Students already in the U.S. on a student visa should complete the Transfer In Form with their current immigration officer and email it to International.Students@Millersville.edu.

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR HOUSING

  • Millersville University freshman and any students with fewer than 60 credits must live on campus. Read about on-campus housing here.
    • Global Education will work with exchange students regarding their specific housing option(s). 
  • Information on exceptions to the on-campus housing requirement can be found on the MU Housing website.
  • If you are approved to live off-campus more information regarding off-campus housing refer here.

STEP 3: OBTAIN YOUR STUDENT VISA

  • Pay the REQUIRED SEVIS Fee online at fmjfee.com.
  • Schedule an appointment at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy to apply for the F-1 or J-1 Student Visa.
  • Bring your SEVIS fee receipt, Millersville University admission letter, official bank statements, I-20 or DS-2019 Form, and passport with you to this appointment.
  • Visit travel.state.gov for more information on obtaining a visa.
  • Inform Global Education on the outcome of your visa appointment. 

STEP 4: ACCESS YOUR MU ACCOUNTS

  • Global Education will email you your Millersville ID (M number), username, password, and Millersville email address.
  • Be sure to log in to your account before coming to MU and remember your password. You will use your accounts during orientation and need to be able to login.

STEP 5: COMPLETE YOUR MEDICAL PACKET

  • Medical forms are required of all students attending Millersville University. Students will not be permitted to attend classes at MU or live in the university arranged housing without completing them.
  • All forms must be completed in English or be submitted with a certified translation.
  • Completing your Medical Packet is a lengthy process, so we strongly suggest that you start working on them immediately.
  • Completed Medical Packets should be sent to International.Students@Millersville.edu.

STEP 6: PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE

  • All Millersville students are required to have health insurance.
  • Read about health insurance requirements and options for international students before purchasing your health insurance.
  • Insurance coverage start date should be your arrival date in the U.S., or the start of orientation if you currently live in the U.S.
  • After you have purchased your health insurance, complete the included health form and email it to International.Students@Millersville.edu before arriving to Millersville University.