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

Step 1: Log in to Port of Armstrong

  • Go to
  • Find your Port ID and your Student ID (907#) using the 907 and PortID Lookup 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: Check your Armstrong Email 

  • Your Armstrong email account will be our official means of communicating important information to you about your academic records and your student account.
  • International Student Orientation is held a few days before classes begin. The International Office will send you more information regarding orientation and registration dates and arrival information after you have been admitted.

Step 3: Apply for On-campus Housing

Step 4: Apply for your 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.
  • Check the website of the US Embassy/Consulate nearest to you to find out how to schedule an appointment to be interviewed for a visa. Appointment wait times vary and can be as long as 3 months. You will need to bring a Signed I-20, Acceptance letter from your college/university, Financial Documentation, Valid passport, another form of picture identification, and any other documents that may be useful. Note: Be sure to check the website of the US Embassy/Consulate that you will visit to make sure you meet all requirements and documentation. 
  • 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 US 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.


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