How to use iStart

iStart is the online portal to most resources for international students at IU Kokomo. You can access your iStart account at During the application process you can use iStart to:

  • Submit electronic documents
  • Check status of application
  • Update your application
  • Track your admission packet
  • Transfer your I-20
How do I access

After you apply to IU Kokomo, you will receive an email with your 10 digits University ID and Limited Access Pin. If you do not receive the email after a few business days, please email

  1. Go to
  2. Select ‘Limited Services’ within the Limited Services for Students & Scholars box. 
  3. Enter University Identification Number (UID – 10 digits).
  4. Enter your date of birth.
  5. Enter your Limited Access PIN, which can be found in the first email received from OISS
  6. Login 



What does the iStart legend mean?


The legend notifies you on the status of your documents in iStart. Here are some of the common meanings for the legend:

Incomplete: You have yet to submit a document.

Optional: You may be required to submit this document after we reviewed your file.

Complete: You have submitted the document. Please be aware that after you have submitted your document it needs to be reviewed, so return to iStart to ensure the document was approved. If the document was not sufficient, the status will be updated to ‘Follow-Up Required’ or ‘Denied.’

Draft: Your document has been started but not submitted. If you are ready to submit the document, be sure to click ‘Submit,’ not ‘Save Draft.’

Submit Another: For certain forms such as Add a Dependent, you may need to submit more than one. You will see this option after you have submitted the form at least once.

Not Yet Available: This form will not be available to you until later in the process. Please check back later.

Pending Review: This item is in line for review.

Follow-Up Required: Your document was reviewed and requires additional information.

Routed to a 3rd Party: You filled out this form and it was sent to the individual you listed on the form. We are waiting for them to complete their section of the form.

Denied: The document you sent was not approved. 

How do i upload documents?
  • Log into iStart
  • Select item you’d like to submit 
  • Click ‘Browse’ and select your document you have saved on your computer. Fill out any additional information on the form. If you have multiple files you are submitting for a document, let’s say transcripts from multiple schools, combine all documents into one PDF file before submitting.
  • Check the certification box (if required)
  • Submit document


I am going to transfer to IU Kokomo. How do i transfer my i-20?
  • After you have been admitted, log into iStart and complete the “Submit SEVIS Transfer In Request – Kokomo ” form under the “regional campus admission” tab
  • After you complete the first part of the “Submit SEVIS Transfer In Request” form, it will be routed to your International Student Advisor at your current school.
  • Your International Student Advisor at your current school will need to complete the second part of this form and release your SEVIS record to IUK.
  • Once you have completed all the above, then we can transfer your SEVIS record and issue you a new I-20.