Returning to IU from mandatory military service
If you are academically eligible to do so, you may return to campus after your military service is complete.
When you are ready to resume your program of study at IU, you will need to request a new I-20 and get a new U.S. visa. If you need to obtain a copy of your transcripts for visa purposes, please visit Student Central to request a copy.
Four months before you plan to return to IU, email email@example.com with your name, university ID number, and the semester in which you plan to return. We will assist you in obtaining a new I-20. You will be asked to provide us with updated information, including your passport identity page and financial documentation.
When you return to IU, you will be required to attend international student orientation. This is because immigration regulations are constantly changing. By attending orientation, you will be better prepared for success in your program and have the most recent immigration and university information. You may also be required to take the Indiana English Proficiency Exam if your academic unit does not have a record of your previous results.
Enrollment requirements when returning to IU
When you return to your program of study, you must enroll as a full-time student.
You will not be eligible for off-campus employment until you have been in status as a full-time student for at least two semesters.