Your I-20 is a document issued by your Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved school. This document is very important to you, the F-1 visa holder. Once you have arrived in the U.S. this document needs to be accurate and kept safe. If you are traveling you must carry all of your I-20’s, both current and past. Please find the forms below to assist you in keeping your I-20 up-to-date.
Student Services is here to serve you! If you have any questions regarding intramural sports, your residence hall or Campus Safety you can find contacts for them at the link provided below.
With one exception, anyone living in the state of Iowa and driving a car here must have an Iowa driver’s license. You may drive legally in Iowa if you have a current International Driver’s License (issued for one year only) and your home country driver’s license in your possession while you drive. The Department of Transportation advises obtaining an Iowa driver’s license if you will stay here longer than 30 days.
Only “Iowa residents” can be issued Iowa driver’s licenses. You can qualify as an Iowa resident by living in the state for at least 30 days, or by having children registered in school in the state.
To obtain an Iowa license, you must go to the Second floor of the Henry County Courthouse (see the address and phone number below)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What do you need when you go?
– Passport (to prove your identity and age)
– Certificate of eligibility (I-20 for people in F status, DS-2019 for Js).
You will be required to take an examination concerning driving laws and practices. The test is not given within 30 minutes of closing time. In addition to the test (which you can take in writing or on a computer), you may be required to take a “road test.” If so, you will be asked to drive your car while accompanied by a driver’s license examiner. (You must have your own car for the test.) Road tests are given on a walk-in basis. To insure that an examiner will be available, it is best to go in during the early office hours.
Before going to take the driver’s license examination, you should study the booklet, Iowa Driver’s Manual. The booklet contains all the information needed to pass the written part of the test and is available free of charge. The booklet is available at the Department of Transportation web site, http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/default.htm (link is external), in several languages.
The DMV website provides information about approval driver education in Iowa (http://www.dmv.org/ia-iowa/drivers-ed.php (link is external)).
It is vital to learn and follow traffic regulations. Regulations concerning driving speed, turning, and parking are used to control automobile (and bicycle) traffic in the U.S. Most people generally adhere to those regulations, and the regulations are enforced by the police. Violations of traffic regulations are punished by fines, jail sentences, and/or loss of driving privileges. Cars parked in violation of regulations may be towed away, and the owner required to pay a fine, towing costs, and storage costs.
100 E. Washington
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
DMV Phone Number
Alternate Phone: (319) 385-7173
Fax: (319) 385-1178
Insurance and the healthcare system in the U.S. are very confusing even for natives! Below you will find helpful links to give you better understanding of the process as well as a link to your insurance card and your insurance (Lewermark) profile.
If you are finishing your program or have questions about graduation, you’re in the right place. Look below for the link that best suits your needs.
Can I Graduate? (Student Records)
I’m Finished! (Completion Form)