Newly Admitted F-1 Students

Obtaining your Form I-20

Once you have successfully created your student email, you will be granted access to the University's iTorero portal. In order to receive your Form I-20, you must submit your immigration and financial documentation via the e-forms listed under the Step 1 tab of iTorero:

  • Passport Information - You will upload a color scan of your passport and confirm your citizenship information.
  • Verification of Immigration Status - You will provide information on your current immigration status, as well as details on any dependents you may be bringing with you while you attend your program.
  • Confirm Mailing Address - You will let us know whether we should mail your I-20 or if you plan to pick it up instead. Please note: By law, we can only mail the Form I-20 to addresses outside the United States. If you are residing in the U.S., you will be required to pick up your I-20 from our office.
  • SEVIS Transfer In Request - If you have an active I-20 from another institution, you will need to fill out this form so that we can transfer your I-20 record to the University of San Diego once your other program of study has finished.
  • Proof of Funding - You will provide financial documentation to prove that you have the funding available to cover the first year of estimated expenses for your program. Review the estimated cost of attendance for your program.
  • Orientation Information - You will review the orientation information for your first semester and acknowledge that you are aware of it by electronic signature.

Important Dates

If you are planning to start your program in Fall 2020, please review these important dates:

iTorero Access

Students planning to start their program in the Fall 2020 semester will be able to submit their visa documentation in iTorero starting in March of 2020. iTorero access will be emailed to your @sandiego.edu email address when it becomes available.

Deadlines to Submit Your Visa Documentation

  • School of Business students - Sunday, May 31 is the deadline to complete your iTorero requirements. If you will be attending a program in the School of Business, your iTorero e-forms must be successfully completed by Sunday, May 31.
  • All other students - Sunday, June 28 is the deadline to complete your iTorero requirements. If you will be attending a program in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Hahn School of Nursing, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, or College of Arts and Sciences, your iTorero e-forms must be successfully completed by Sunday, June 28.

If your iTorero requirements are not complete by the appropriate deadline, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to issue you an I-20 for the Fall 2020 semester.