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Before You Arrive

The following checklist contains valuable information and things to do to help you get started at Ensign College. We encourage you to read through and complete each applicable item to make sure you are prepared to succeed at the College.

Important to know

  • You have an Ensign College Student Email. You should check it every day and use it while you are here. All official communications from the college will come to this email. Learn more about accessing your student email here
  • Laptops are required for all students. You are responsible for providing your own laptop. Learn more here.
  • Health Insurance. If you are enrolled in school 9+ credits, you will need to have adequate medical coverage. This can be obtained through private insurance or through our school plan.  Learn About Health Insurance .
  • Peer Mentor. As part of your first-year experience you will be connected to a peer mentor who will be available to help you throughout your first semester.  



  • Apply for an I-20. A day or two after you are admitted, check your personal and Ensign College email for detailed instructions to apply for an I-20. The email will be titled “I-20 Instructions.”

  • Register for Classes. After your I-20 is issued, you will be allowed to register for classes (See “register for classes” above). You are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits. It is important to register early in order to enroll in the classes you need.

  • Pay your I-901 SEVIS Fee. When you receive your Form I-20, the next step is to pay your I-901 SEVIS Fee. Visit the  Paying the I-901 SEVIS Fee  page on Study in the States to learn about each step of the payment process.

  • Apply for a U.S. Visa. After being accepted to Ensign College and getting a receipt of payment for the I-901 SEVIS Fee, you can apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. Visit the  U.S. Department of State’s website  for more information.

  • International Student Check-In. When you enter the country, you'll need to complete the International Student Check-in process before the first day of class:

    (1) Log in to Ensign International and complete the International Student Check-In form.

    (2) Bring your passport, visa, most recent I-94 , and I-20 to the International Student Office, second floor of Ensign College. Bring the same documentation if you have dependents.


The Student Success Center is here to help! Contact us at (801) 524-8151 with any further questions.

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