Most of our students come on an F-1 visa, a nonimmigrant classification which allows you to remain in the U.S. as long as you are a properly registered full-time student.

I-20 Application Checklist

  1. Complete the I-20 Application.

  2. Photocopy of informational page(s) of your passport showing your name, date of birth, and passport expiration date. Most passports have this on one page, but in some cases you may need to submit multiple photocopied pages.

  3. Bank letter/statement that is in English, is issued no earlier than six months prior to your program start date, and contains the following information:

    • Name of the account holder

    • Amount of funds available

    • Currency of funds, preferably in USD

      • If your bank cannot issue the statement with currency conversion, the document must clearly state the currency of funds listed.

    • Type of account

      • Funds need to be immediately available to the student, such as in a checking/savings account.

      • Funds that are invested (mutual funds or tied-up assets) cannot be used to show financial support.

  4. Financial Sponsor letter, if you are going to have a financial sponsor (parent, relative, and/or private individual). A Self Sponsor letter is needed, if you will be providing your own funds to support your program.

  5. Dependent information for any dependent(s) that will accompany you, including a copy of their passport information page and show of additional financial support. A dependent is defined as a spouse or child.

For Applicants Who Are in the U.S.

  1. Form I-94: Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

  2. Copy of current U.S. visa

  3. Copy of I-20 (if in F-1 status) or other immigration document(s)

  4. Completed SEVIS Transfer Form

Please note that if you are currently in the U.S. but not in a status that allows for study, you may need to make plans to travel before your intended start date.