Start the Application Process 

Be sure to start SIX months before the deadline!

Application Steps 

  1. Begin Application
    This can be done online by clicking on the apply now button to the left 

  2. Complete Application
    Submit the 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.
  3. Deposit
    Pay your deposit.  For more information on the deposit please see the Finances page.
  4. 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.
  5. Pay SEVIS I901 Fee
    I-901 online at and pay the USD $350 fee for an F-1 visa or USD $220 fee for a J-1 visa at least 3 days prior your visa appointment or arriving at the U.S. border (Canadians).
  6. 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
  7. Arrive at School
    You may enter the U.S. a maximum of 30 days prior to the start of school as listed in part 5 on page one of your I-20.
  8. Check-in
    Be sure to check in with International Services within two weeks of the start of school.