International Student Advising and Transition Services

Congratulations on your admission to Kentucky State University (KSU), a public comprehensive land grant HBCU! Your promising bright future starts here as a new Thorobred. KSU is your home away from home.

Throughout this site, we will guide you through next steps following your acceptance to KSU, including how to obtain your I-20/DS-2019 and what to prepare for your travel and entry to the United States. We highly encourage you to read our International Student Handbook. Detailed information on how you make a visa interview appointment, pay the application fee and SEVIS fee, and suggestions and tips on visa interview, entry to the US, and so much on are provided there.

The Office of International Student Advising and Transition Services (OISATS) serves KSU students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters. Our professional staff will advise you on maintaining your F-1/J-1 visa status as an international student, including employment and travel guidelines, ways to connect with other students through events and activities we organized to support your engagement and development within the campus community and beyond.

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Need Help? Please contact Ms. Keymia Herve, Director of International Student Advising and Transition Services, at, or (502) 597-5825.

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