Welcome to iStart
iStart is a comprehensive data system for case management and compliance with SEVIS issues. It is the portal for F and J visa holders at Georgia Tech to make requests for updates to the I-20/DS-2019 as well as view basic SEVIS status information. Requests such as Program Extensions, Academic Reduced Course Loads, Change of Degree Level, are processed based on e-form requests available in iStart.
You should receive your Georgia Tech username and temporary password with your admission letter if you are a GT student and from the HR administrator in your host unit if you are a scholar or student intern. To access iStart visit istart.gatech.edu. Click the blue log in button and use your Georgia Tech username & related password to log in. This is the same username and password you use to log into your Georgia Tech e-mail account and Buzzport.
If you do not have the Georgia Tech username or password for iStart, Buzzport and your Georgia Tech e-mail address you will need to contact the Office of Information Technology to get your username or reset your password.
Access to iStart via link in email
Occasionally an e-form will be started by a Department or OIE staff (an example is the creation of your I-20/DS-2019). In this case you will be sent an email with a link to complete your portion of the e-form. When you/isss/istart-access-block click o/isss/istart-access-blockn the link, your username and password should automatically populate. Login using the pre-populated information.
If you have been sent an e-mail with a link to access iStart and are having issues:
STEP#1. Cut and paste the the url into another browser
STEP#2. Use another computer to access the link
STEP#3. Access the link in a private or incognito browser