Steps the application takes Student fills out the on-line application and forwards the additional materials to the Correct office. US Application – Department Int’l Application - Admissions Department makes recommendation and forwards to the Office of Admissions 2A – Admit App 2D – Deny App 1C- Withdraw App Admissions office signs the 2A, If it is a clear admit. If it is a low grade or International file, Admissions forwards the file to the Graduate School for final review Graduate School makes decision If US Application is Approved, the Graduate School signs 2A & forwards paperwork back to admissions If denied file is sent back to the department with the reason & department sends out 2D denial form If Int’l application is approved, the Graduate School signs 2A & forwards the paperwork to the International Programs office where the I-20 will be issued.
Student sends written application for admission to school School reviews for academic admissibility, and English ability written School admits student to a full course of study Financial Ability Reviewed by ISSS DSO creates SEVIS record and requests SEVIS I-20 No I-20 without foreign address and adequate funding DSO prints and signs Form I-20 and creates student packet for mailing Cannot Express Mail without a phone# Form I- 20 & GS 2A are sent to student (If out of the USA) Student pays the $200 SEVIS Fee & then uses Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 Visa OR (If in the USA) Student uses Form I-20 to apply for a Change of Status within the U.S OR “transfers” their F-1 status to CSU. (If in the USA) Student completes transfer upon check in at CSU (If out of the USA) Student is admitted to the USA in F-1 status at a Port of Entry and CSU is notified through SEVIS. Student has 30 days to check in at CSU If student fails to enroll at CSU, ISSS reports a “No Show” to SEVIS within 30 days of CSU’s census date. ISSS complies with various reporting requirements throughout a students stay in the USA.
Student meets with a consular officer to discuss purpose for entering the U.S. (secondary screening). If study is approved, then a visa is granted – stamped in the student’s passport. Form I-20 and the international orientation packet (including the Globe Trotter) are sent by express mail to student. Student pays the $200 SEVIS fee and makes appointment with the U.S. Embassy in their home country and pays the visa application fee.
1 week: ISSS processing time to issue and mail an immigration document after proof of funding is complete 3-15 days: Estimated time for the express package to reach the student currently outside the US 4-8 weeks: Estimated time to schedule an interview and obtain a US visa. Time depends on area of study, country, gender… Some may be longer! 1-4 weeks: Estimated advanced time necessary to arrange a flight to the US within a reasonable price range AFTER obtaining the US visa. Cannot arrive more than 30 days prior to start of program Should “check in” at OIP as soon as possible after arrival
Security Clearances (name, nationality, field of research) Lengthy wait times to obtain visa appointment Insufficient documentation provided at time of interview Visa Denials Failure to prove non- immigrant intent Security Risk Previous illegal stay in the U.S. Health related issues Criminal background
Off-Campus Employment ** Requires prior authorization from an international student advisor or USCIS ** Type of Off-Campus Employment Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Severe Economic Hardship Optional Practical Training (OPT)