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Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. 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.

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 e-mails 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