Illinois Wesleyan
International Students

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois Wesleyan University!  What happens next?

  1. Make your enrollment deposit as soon as possible before May 1 to secure your place at IWU.

  2. Once you've completed and submitted the IWU Family Finance Verification Form, with a copy of your passport and completed application, the International Office can create your I-20. The I-20 is required for you to obtain your visa. The I-20 will be sent to you either through email or via FedEx as part of your Welcome Packet.

  3. Your Welcome Packet will arrive within 3-4 weeks after you have submitted all of the required documents listed in your acceptance letter.

    1. NOTE: It is very helpful to complete your Campus Housing Survey as soon as possible. Information on how to access this is included in your Welcome Packet. The sooner you submit the required documentation the sooner you receive your Welcome Packet, and gain access to the Campus Housing Survey.

  4. Make your travel plans. The preferred arrival airport* is in Bloomington,IL (BMI) and it is accessible from Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis (MSP), Detroit (DTW) and Dallas (DFW) airports. Move in day is Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Pre-Orientation begins on Thursday, August 18, 2022 and runs through Monday morning, August 22, 2022.

*Students who arrive at the Bloomington airport report significantly less stress than those who take the Peoria Charter Bus from Chicago. We highly recommend that your final, connecting flight arrives in Bloomington. 


To make things a little easier for you, we have prepared a series of videos so that you are better prepared for the transition.

YouKu links: Coming to IWU', 'What to Pack''Friends and Classes' and 'Make IWU your home'

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Jessica Mrase

International Student & Scholar Advisor

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