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Application Process

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Be sure to start SIX months before the deadline!

  1. Begin Application

    This can be done online at: http://www.besmart.com

    • Complete Application

      Submit application before the following deadlines:

      • *Priority Spring and Fall: December 01
      • Spring and Fall Semesters: February 01
      • Winter Semester: October 01

      *Applicants who submit a complete application by Dec. 1 are eligible for additional consideration.

    • Application Processing

      Your application will be processed and a decision made within 4-6 weeks.

    • Deposit

      Pay your deposit.  For more information on the deposit please see the Finances page.

    • Mail I-20 Document

      We will send you your immigration form I-20. This form is used to apply for your F-1 visa and to enter the country.

    • Pay SEVIS I901 Fee

      I-901 online at www.fmjfee.com and pay the USD $200 fee at least 3 days prior your visa appointment or arriving at the U.S. border (Canadians).

    • Go to U.S. Embassy for F-1 VISA
      • You will have to schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy to receive your F-1 Visa.
      • Take the I-901 Receipt of payment with you.
      • Canadians do not need to apply for a visa, it is waived at the border
    • Arrive at School

      You may enter the U.S. a maximum of 30 days prior the start of school as listed in part 5 on page one of your I-20.

    • Check-in

      Be sure to check in with International Services within two weeks of the start of school.