The information on this page provides an overview of the immigration steps you can begin work on today:
1. PAY DEPOSIT
Students admitted to a graduate program in the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit by the date listed on your acceptance letter to reserve a place in the entering class. The non-refundable deposit is credited to the tuition bill at the time of registration.
2. SUBMIT STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Mail a complete Certificate of Finances and a Bank Statement to the Office of Graduate Admission or the Center for International Programs and Services.
3. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT
The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) will issue your immigration document (I-20) approximately 2-3 weeks after receiving your Confidential Declaration of Finances Form or Bank Statement and tuition deposit. The I-20 will be sent to you via courier service to the address listed on your application.
4. Please fill out the transfer release form if you are an incoming transfer student.
5. APPLY FOR THE F-1 STUDENT VISA
After you receive your I-20, you will be ready to apply for the F-1 Student Visa. F-1 Visa Application Instructions
SPRING 2016 TIMELINE
|DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER||Tuition deposit deadline|
|JANUARY 3||Spring semester payment due|
|JANUARY 15||Mandatory International Student Program, 9:00am-2:00pm, Somerset Cafe (Snow Date: January 16th)|
|JANUARY 18||University Closed-Martin Luther King Day|
|JANUARY 19||Spring semester classes begin|
|FEBRUARY 10||Deadline to waive or enroll in Suffolk University health insurance plan and submit immunization records. View the health requirements checklist for more information|