International Students


For family members who need to acquire a visa in order to attend their student’s graduation ISSS suggests that students may write invitation letters themselves. You may also use the “Letter to Degree Candidates” provided.

Should students need a more specific letter (for example, one that includes enrollment verification and program end date), they should ask the Registrar’s Office for such a letter.

ISSS advises that visa requirements vary by country, and graduates and their families should contact the embassy issuing the visa directly regarding those requirements.

Please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website, ( for additional information. If you still have questions, you should contact the ISSS office at, or 217-333-1303.