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 Confidential Declaration of Finances Form or Bank Statement to the Office of Graduate Admission

3. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT

The Office of Graduate Admission 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. 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

TIMELINE

DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER Tuition deposit deadline
AUGUST 1 Fall semester tuition balance due
AUGUST 1  Deadline to review and submit health and immunization requirements 
AUGUST 27  International Student and Family Welcome Reception 
AUGUST 27   Orientation for graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences 
SEPTEMBER 2   Evening classes begin 
SEPTEMBER 3 Day Classes begin 
SEPTEMBER 5 Orientation for graduate students in Sawyer Business School 
SEPTEMBER 24 Deadline to waive or enroll in University-sponsored health insurance plan; and to review and submit health and immunization records