The U.S. Federal Regulations prohibits us from issuing an initial I-20 document until you are officially admitted. Please submit the following official documents to aid with the admissions process, as well as prepare for your visa interview.
You will need the initial I-20, your official acceptance/admission letter, and other official documents for your visa interview (see Step 4).
Once you are admitted, an official Admission Letter will be issued to you. After you are admitted, we will process an initial I-20 document for you. The quicker you’re able to provide the following documents, the quicker we are able to process your application, generate acceptance materials, and an initial I-20.
NOTE: If you are a transfer student and already have your F-1 visa, your initial I-20 will be issued once your current school releases/transfers your SEVIS record to us. Please remember to provide your current school with the transfer eligibility form (see Step 2), so that we can document this step in the process.
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Financial Responsibility Statement Form
Complete and submit the Financial Responsibility Statement form. The financial statement form must be signed by the sole or top financial sponsor (if more than one sponsor is indicated) and notarized prior to submission. By signing this form, your financial sponsor verifies that he/she is the person who has access to the funds and that he/she is aware of the commitment to support you for the duration of your studies. Sponsors and students must show a balance of $27,700 USD or more; funds must be liquid assets. This amount includes tuition, room and board, required health insurance, books, and other fees for one academic year of studies; see Financial Responsibility Statement form for itemized estimates.
Official Bank Statements
Please submit official bank statements (bank stamp/seal) from any sponsors listed on your Financial Responsibility Statement form. All documents must be within the last 90 days; older statements will not be considered. For banks/financial institutions outside of the United States, one must also include a signed letter from the bank/financial institution with the current exchange rate for that country’s specific currency to U.S. Dollars.
Sponsors and students must show a balance of $27,700.00 USD available for the student's use. This amount includes tuition, required health insurance, books, and other fees for one academic year of studies. Please note that this amount is an average and actual expenses may vary slightly year to year, student to student.
Copy of Passport
Submit a colored copy of your passport; which will include your name, date of birth, your photo, expiration date, and other important information.
Copy of Visa
If applicable, please provide a photocopy of your current visa (F-1 if you already have one, or other visa type if you’re applying for a 'change of status').
Your Admissions packet will be mailed to you
If admitted, your admissions/acceptance packet will be mailed to you. You will be notified by the admissions advisor you are working with, and you will need to provide/verify where you would like the materials mailed to. This acceptance packet would include a hard copy of your signed acceptance letter (on school letterhead) and your official initial I-20 document (also signed). If you would like electronic unofficial copies of these documents sent to you, please let your admissions advisor know.