Scholar Appointment; Forms and Information

The following information gives an overview of the J-1 scholar appointment process and lists the information we need from you to issue the DS-2019 visa application form.  New scholars must use the DS-2019 to apply for a J-1 exchange-visitor visa.  Questions may be directed to the ISSC at

Read this first to see the steps involved:

Before the International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) can process a scholar’s visa paperwork, the hiring department must have first followed the process defined by one of the procedures below.  The Office of Human Resources can help determine which one is best for your circumstances:

The forms below are outlined on the Checklist, and completing them will help organize all the material to be submitted to our office:

The following three documents also must be completed and signed:

Please visit the additional links to the left for more detailed information and background about the visiting scholar program and the appointment process