International applicants may be admitted to the university if they have completed secondary education with college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, provided required official academic records, met the appropriate deadlines, and verified financial support for one academic year.

Who is an International Student

ASU defines an international student as a student in non-immigrant status who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have approved and finalized U.S. permanent residence, refugee status or political asylum.

International Student Checklist

Semester Checklist

At the start of every Fall and Spring semesters, it is mandatory that Adams State University (ASU) international students check in with an approved Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) or Designated School Official (DSO). Below are items that are needed for check in:

First Time Students

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form
  • I-94
  • Current United States Address and Phone Number
  • Original I-20
  • Receipt of $200 I-901 Fee Payment

Returning Students

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form
  • I-94 (if traveled outside United States since last check in)
  • Current Address and Phone Number


If a student has decided to transfer into Adams State University, the following form must be completed and submitted before any documentation from an Adams State PDSO/DSO can be provided.

SEVIS Transfer Request Form (PDF)

The health verification form is required for each semester check in and is intended to provide the guidelines of minimum requirements and must be accompanied by an insurance card and relative insurance information.

Health Insurance Verification Form (PDF)

If you plan on working on campus, please contact an Adams State PDSO/DSO as soon as possible prior to starting any job.

When will I receive my I-20?

An international student will receive his/her I-20 via FedEx following the completion of the admissions process and after formal acceptance to Adams State University. If you have questions regarding your I-20, you should direct those questions to Designated School Official: Uriah Valdez,