Important Information for Winter 2021
The iSTART Pre-Arrival Online Orientation is only required for newly admitted international students who have either:
Arrived in the U.S. in F-1/J-1 visa status and are enrolled full-time with at least one in-person course for winter 2021, or
Transferred their SEVIS record to UCLA and have remained within the U.S. in F-1/J-1 visa status since their previous program end date (newly admitted Initial SEVIS Transfer students are eligible to maintain F-1/J-1 status with full-time enrollment in online courses for winter quarter; enrollment in at least one in-person course is not required)
For more information about F-1 status requirements for winter quarter, please see our F-1 Student FAQ.
For more information about J-1 status requirements for winter quarter, please see our J-1 Student FAQ.
You will receive an email from our office if you are required to complete iSTART for winter quarter. Please do not register or complete iSTART if you have not received an email from our office.
If you are a newly admitted student and will be taking classes for winter quarter while outside of the U.S., you are not required to complete iSTART for winter 2021. You will be required to complete it when you arrive in the U.S. in F-1/J-1 status.
You can create a DCISS account to register for our programs by clicking the yellow "Login" button on the top right-hand corner of our website. However, do not register or complete iSTART unless you are instructed.
If you have any questions about iSTART or creating a DCISS account you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.