Before You Arrive


iStart is our international student portal! 

New international students use iStart to complete the Glo-Bull Start process. The Glo-Bull Start checklist is designed to guide students through all of the tasks they must complete as a new international student at USF.

These tasks include learning about USF by completing electronic forms (E-Forms), collecting current copies of all immigration and travel documents, completing Document Check, and attending University Orientation.

Each E-Form within the Glo-Bull Start checklist includes detailed instructions, guiding students through the document submission process. 

To access iStart, login with your USF NetID and password.

NOTE: Some E-Forms have limited availability based on student immigration status. If you are unable to see an E-Form or receive an “Access Denied” message when attempting to open an E-Form that you believe you should have access to, please contact OIS.

Requests Available Online through iStart:

F-1/J-1 Student Services

Immigration Updates

Letter Requests

Other Requests