Due to changing regulations, I-20s can be requested up to one year prior to arrival.
Year 2: Check if your passport is expired or will expire and has to be renewed. Passports must be valid at least 6 months past departure date from the US.
September: Complete the Certificate of Finance or request a signed bank statement showing sufficient funds for travel.
October 1st: Recommended deadline to request an I-20.
December 31st*: Recommended deadline to request an I-20.
The Office of International Students and Scholars will issue I-20s up to one year in advance of arrival providing all materials are received.
*requests for I-20 can be received after this date, but may delay the study visa process.
International applicants must show proof of financial support prior to issuance of the Form I-20 . The finances outlined should be enough for up to one year or the length of the program, whichever is shorter. This includes being able to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and travel.
Evidence of financial support must include the completed Certificate of Finances form and supporting supplemental document(s) must show equivalency amounts in U.S. dollars (USD):