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Immigration Process for Newly Admitted International Students Outside the U.S.


Graduate program notifies Rackham that they have recommended the applicant for admission


Applicant can view recommendation of admission in Wolverine Access


Rackham emails applicant with admission


Applicant accepts the offer of admission in Wolverine Access


Student provides financial information, passport information, and any dependent information using the Wolverine Access “Document Upload” page


Student signs up for eShip Global to receive the I-20 or DS-2019


Rackham issues the required I-20 or DS-2019 and mails the document using eShip Global


Student gets SEVIS ID number either through Wolverine Access or once paper document arrives


Student pays SEVIS fee and makes visa appointment


Student attends the visa appointment and makes travel arrangements


Student arrives on campus by “reporting date” indicated on the I-20 or DS-2019

Contact Admissions

0120 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: 734.764.8129
Fax: 734.615.7535


Admissions is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.