Admitted International Students

The Global Education Office (GEO) team assists international students and scholars traveling to the U.S. to participate in an academic experience. 

Through a wide range of specialized services and engagement opportunities, GEO also provides direct support to international students and scholars throughout their time at Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Information for Summer and  Fall 2024 Admits 

  • Admitted students seeking F-1 status for the summer or fall 2024 semesters must obtain a Form I-20 from GEOIS. The I-20 is needed to apply for the F-1 student visa and schedule a visa interview at a U.S. embassy/consulate. 

  • Students with questions regarding the F-1 visa or travel to the U.S. are encouraged to register for an upcoming Pre-arrival Meetup. Open the Pre-arrival Meetup tab on the left for registration information.

  • The fall 2024 International Student Orientation (ISO) is scheduled for August 14, 2024. ISO is mandatory for all new F-1 students, including F-1 transfers. Open the International Student Orientation tab on the left for ISO registration information.

Download the New International Student Welcome Guide for important information to assist you as a new VCU student. 

Q & A Sessions 
Stop in for our virtual pre-arrival Q & A office hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 9 - 10 am (EST). Register for an appointment via Zoom at