Office of Admissions

Contact and Hours

First Floor Lobby in Victor Hall
(Find us on the campus map)

Fax 912.344.3417

8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

International: After You're Accepted

Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate school!

Step 1: Log in to Port of Armstrong

  • Go to
  • Find your Port ID and your Student ID (907#) by using the Lookup ID link on the login page
  • Sign in with your Port ID. The first time you sign in, the password is your birthday—MMDDYY
  • Please note it may take 24-48 hours after you're accepted before your Port ID is activated
  • Contact: IT Services at 912.344.2518 or

Step 2: Apply for your Visa

  • If you will be studying here in the U.S., you will need to apply for your F-1 student visa
    • After being accepted and submitting proof of finances, you will be issued the I-20 form
    • You must pay the I-901 SEVIS fee upon receiving your I-20. You can pay online at: After paying the fee, print the receipt and take it with you to the visa appointment
    • You will need to schedule an appointment at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate to be interviewed for a visa
      • Check the website of the U.S. Embassy/Consulate nearest to you to find out how to schedule an appointment. Appointment wait times vary and can be as long as three months
      • You will need to bring the following items to the interview:
          - Signed I-20
          - Acceptance letter from your college/university
          - Original financial documentation
          - Valid passport and another form of picture identification

        Please keep in mind that it is always better to bring more than less to the interview, so if you have any other documents that might be useful, bring them. Also, be sure to check the website of the U.S. Embassy/Consulate that you will visit to make sure of any specific requirements for that Embassy. You can also find information about required documents on the U.S. Travel website.
    • During the interview, it is natural to be nervous, but try to relax. Remember that the officer’s main concern is your intention to study in the U.S. and your intention to return to your home country upon completion of your studies. Be as open and honest as you can, while remembering that you are applying for a nonimmigrant student visa and not a work visa

Step 3: Check your Financial Aid Status

  • Check your financial aid status and account balance on the Student Accounts & Financial Aid tab in SHIP via Port of Armstrong
  • You will be able to review your awards, accept or decline any awards, and check your balance when available 
  • Contact: Office of Financial Aid at 912.344.3448 or

Step 4: Meet with your Academic Advisor

Step 4: Register for Classes

Step 5: Get your PirateCard

  • Get your PirateCard by stopping by our PirateCard Office in the Student Union D245
  • Contact: PirateCard Office at 912.344.3292 or

Get excited that you ARRrrr coming to ARMSTRONG! 


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