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The Next Steps to Getting to Pittsburg State

Once you have been admitted to Pittsburg State University and you have received your I-20 or DS2019, here are your next steps:

STEP 1: Pay your SEVIS fee

  • You will need to pay the required SEVIS fee (Form I-901) online.

STEP 2: Make visa appointment

STEP 3: Make travel arrangements

  • Make travel arrangements to arrive in Pittsburg, Kansas for the required new student orientation.
  • Students MUST fly from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Joplin Missouri Regional Airport (JLN) by American Eagle (American Airlines). You MUST book your flight through the American Airlines website: www.aa.com.
  • PSU offers a free airport shuttle from the Joplin Regional Airport to the PSU campus (approximately a 30 minute drive).

If students do not fly to the Joplin Missouri Airport, they will need to make their own travel arrangements to get to Pittsburg, Kansas at their own expense.

Travel costs for transportation from airports, overnight lodging, and meals must be prepared for.

STEP 3: Make travel arrangements

  • Make travel arrangements to arrive in Pittsburg, Kansas for the required new student orientation.
  • Students MUST fly from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Joplin Missouri Regional Airport (JLN) by American Eagle (American Airlines). You MUST book your flight through the American Airlines website: www.aa.com.
  • PSU offers a free airport shuttle from the Joplin Regional Airport to the PSU campus (approximately a 30 minute drive).

If students do not fly to the Joplin Missouri Airport, they will need to make their own travel arrangements to get to Pittsburg, Kansas at their own expense.

Travel costs for transportation from airports, overnight lodging, and meals must be prepared for.

STEP 4: Make airport shuttle reservation

STEP 5: Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance

Important Dates

Spring 2018

Airport Pick-up: January 5-9, 2018
Orientation: January 10-13, 2018
Classes Begin: January 16, 2018
Classes End: May 11, 2018

Spring 2018 (IEP Session 2)

Airport Pick-up: March 5-7, 2018
Orientation: March 8-9, 2018
Classes Begin: March 12, 2018
Classes End: May 11, 2018

Summer 2018

Airport Pick-up: May 29-30, 2018
Orientation: May 31-June 1, 2018
Classes Begin: June 4, 2018
Classes End: July 27, 2018

Fall 2018

Airport Pick-up: August 10-13, 2018
Orientation: August 14-17, 2018
Classes Begin: August 20, 2018
Classes End: December 14, 2018

Fall 2018 (IEP Session 2)

Airport Pick-up: October 10-11, 2018
Orientation: October 12 & 15, 2018
Classes Begin: October 16, 2018
Classes End: December 14, 2018

Refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.