We have compiled a list of digital forms for the International House. Once submitted, these forms will be processed at the International House, and someone from IH will send an email to let you know when your paperwork is ready for pick up. In addition to digital forms we have also compiled some useful links and information to help you with your stay in the US.

International Student Handbook

The 2018-2019 International Student Handbook (PDF) is a useful guide to living and studying at WPI. Inside you will find information about social customs, American culture, campus information, government regulations, and more. It is a great source of information for new students.


  • SEVIS Transfer In Form (PDF) for students transferring to WPI from another school
  • Certificate of Attendance Request (new online form)
    *However Enrollment Verification can now be requested 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the National Student Clearinghouse in a quick and downloadable form. Students may request this information by following the instructions below:
    • Log in to BannerWeb
    • Select Student Services & Financial Aid
    • Select Student Records
    • Click on the Enrollment Certifications Link 

 Items available on the NSC portal:

  • Enrollment Certification for current semester
  • Enrollment Certification for all semesters reported
  • Advanced Registration Certifications (available prior to start of term)
  • History of enrollment data submitted to your lenders (includes lender name and date reported)

 ​Note:  Official enrollment data is available at the beginning of each term; prior to the start of the term.  Only Advanced Registration Certifications are available for download. Please contact the Registrar's Office (registrar@wpi.edu) with any questions.

  • Invitation Letter for Family Visit or Commencement: The U.S. Department of State has informed us that it is not necessary or even useful to present a letter of invitation from WPI when your parents, siblings, or other family members are applying for a U.S. tourist visa. If you would like to write a letter of invitation for your family member to show upon entry to the US (especially if language is an issue) we have a template you can use to craft your own letter: Template Invitation Letter. Guidance on assisting your family member’s application for a U.S. tourist visa can be found here.

Practical Training (CPT/OPT) Paperwork

Living in the U.S.

Know Your Rights about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):