Social Security Information

Students must be in the United States 10 working days before applying for a Social Security number. Please review the Guide here for the steps you should take.


3 Steps to Obtaining Your SSN


STEP 1: Social Security Application 

  • The application should be filled out in blue ink and must be printed legibly.
    We recommend using our office's mailing address: c/o Kate Stoetzner, 1 Campus Drive, 130 LOH, Allendale, MI, 49401
  • Question 5: Check Legal Citizen Allowed to Work


STEP 2: Collect Required Documents

  • Bring these documents with you: passport, visa, DS-2019 or I-20, PIC Letter, Job Offer Letter
  • Make copies of these document to bring with you: passport, visa, DS-2019 or I-20, printed I-94, completed application


STEP 3: Submit your SSN Application

**NOTE: During COVID times, you need to call the office in advance to make an appointment**

W19 Social Security Application Guide

Click to download the PDF version of this SSN Application Guide.