After this transaction, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org inviting you to access ISSS Portal. The portal address is:isss.tacoma.uw.eduYou can log in using your NetID and password.
You will be asked to upload following documents in order for UW Tacoma to issue your I-20:
1. PDF copy of your Financial Documents(the minimum amount to present for an undergraduate student is $59,052 and $57,426 for graduate students as of 11/24/2021);
2. PDF copy of your passport data page (the page with your picture on it) and expiration date page (if applicable);
3. PDF copy of your I-94 card or online I-94(if applicable);
4. PDF copy of your current visa or approval notice of your current visa (if applicable).
We prefer you to have files in PDF format. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here. Do you not have a PDF reader on your computer nor have a scanner but you have a smartphone? Try downloading CAM SCANNER app. This app will allow you to take a photo of a document and convert it to PDF format!
Once you submit your I-20 request, please allow 5 business days for us to respond to you.
IMPORTANT!: If you currently have an active SEVIS record, please do NOT transfer the SEVIS record to UW Tacoma until you hear back from us.
To Transfer Students
Transfer Students normally are maintaining an active SEVIS record in the U.S. and still enrolled at another institution during the time of acceptance to UW Tacoma. As soon as the payment of the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee OR Enrollment Confirmation Deposit is completed, please start the process of requesting I-20 from UW Tacoma. In the Online I-20 Request Form, request, "Transfer Pending I-20". You will be asked to enter your current institution information. Get in touch with your current international student advisor gather the necessary information. Please do NOT have your current advisor transfer your SEVIS record to UW Tacoma until you hear back from a UWT International Student Advisor. Your current advisor may ask to fill out the "Transfer Out Form" and submit a copy of the official acceptance language from UW Tacoma. At UW Tacoma, we do not use "Transfer In Form". All transfer information is collected in the Online I-20 Request Form.
To Students Changing Visas
International Student Charge: If you initially started attending UW Tacoma with a visa other than F-1 and now requesting I-20 to obtain F-1 visa/status, please note that you will be charged a one-time, non-refundable $70 charge. This charge is to off-set significant administrative costs of the on-boarding process for all F-1 students and for year-round programming.
International Student Health Insurance: All F-1 students are automatically billed for ISHIP (International Student Health Insurance Program). If you already have health insurance in the U.S. there is a way to waive it. To learn more, please visit this website.
UWT Majors and CIP Codes
On the Program of Study section of I-20, Major 1 and Major 2 (if applicable) will be listed. Major names listed these fields are based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Each UWT's major has been assigned a CIP code and sometimes actual major name and CIP code name does not match. CIP code assigned to each major cannot be changed. Please review the list of UWT majors and CIP code assigned on this spreadsheet (NetID is required to access).