Next Steps for Admitted International Students


After you have been admitted to Minnesota State University as an Intensive English, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral student, you will find information on receiving your I-20 and other pre-arrival information through our KIC Portal. 

When the I-20 Request Link is ready for distribution, admitted students will receive an email invitation with the request link in their new MavMAIL account. The email invitation will provide you with a link to join the KIC's portal and upload your financial documentation for your I-20.

Your MavMail (Microsoft 365) Username

MavMail/Microsoft 365 Username: <yourStarID> 

MavMail/Microsoft 365 Password: Your MavMAIL/Microsoft 365 password is the same as your StarID password

Take this step now to prepare:

Activate your MavMAIL (MNSU email account).


  • MavMAIL requires Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) when logging into your account each time. Follow the MFA enrollment instructions on our ITS website.
  • If you have problems logging into your MavMAIL, please contact MNSU’s ITS department: ITS Help Center

Within 72 hours of admission, the Kearney International Center will send you an email invitation to the KIC Portal. The email will be titled "I-20 Request Link and Pre-Arrival Information." You will not be able to log onto your KIC Portal until you receive the email invitation. 

More I-20 Request Information