Applying to BYU-Idaho
International students that want to attend BYU-I can find information about how to apply online through Admissions. Questions about applying and admission to BYU-I should be directed to the Admissions office.
Pre-Arrival Guide for New International Students
- Apply to BYU-Idaho. Before beginning your I-20 application you must first be accepted to BYU-I.
- Apply for an I-20. Log on to Sunapsis and fill out the Application for Form I-20. You must provide a copy of your passport, proof of financial support, and pay the international deposit.
- Apply for a U.S. visa. Before making travel arrangements you must apply for a student visa with a U.S. embassy near you.
- Search for housing. Once you have received your visa, begin searching for appropriate housing.
- Understand regulations. Learn about basic immigration regulations in order to maintain your status while studying in the U.S.
- Register for classes. You are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits. It is important to register early in order to enroll in the classes you need.
- Find the best way for you to travel to campus and book your travel!
Congratulations! We are looking forward to meeting you!
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After international students (transfer students included) have been admitted to BYU-Idaho, received a track assignment, and accepted their offer, they can begin their application for Form I-20.
The Form I-20 is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status issued to F-1 international students who have been accepted into a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school. This form is issued by International Services at BYU-Idaho from a Designated School Official (DSO).
Students must also obtain a Form I-20 for any eligible dependents (spouse or children) they plan to bring to the U.S. F-1 students must be issued an I-20 before scheduling a visa interview. The Form I-20 is required for international students to obtain a student visa, to enter the U.S., and to study in the U.S. The Form I-20 establishes that a student meets the criteria for non-immigrant student status. See the I-20 Application Process page for more information about the I-20.