Document Checklist: J-1 Scholar Completed by MSU Host Department

The MSU host department must upload the following documents to Terra Dotta for International Services to process J-1 scholar requests. All documents should be uploaded as PDFs.  

For questions regarding your access to Terra Dotta, please contact Jorge Reyes Sam at (417)836-6963 or


Required Documents
Upload Under this Category in Terrra Dotta

J-1 scholar passport bio page

Dependent passport bio page (if applicable)
Required Documents: Passport Identity Page
Required DOcuments: Depended Passport Identity

J-1 Program Agreement 

Required Documents:Other

Proof of English Language Proficiency (upload one):

Required Documents: Proof of English Language Proficiency.
J-1 Scholar Résumé or CV Optional Documents: Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Financial Support Documentation (Upload one):

Offer letter if MSU host department privides support

Proof of funding - must show at least $1,000 per month for scholar, with an additional $600 for a spouse and $300 for each child

Required Documents: Financial Support Documentation
Invitation Letter **Need downloadable Word Doc** Optional Documents: Invitation/Appointment Letter