International students who plan to study at Adelphi University need a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status”.

Students can request the I-20 once you have been fully admitted to your academic level in your desired program. This document is required to apply for your F-1 student visa in order to travel to the U.S. to enroll in a full course of study. You must also obtain a Form I-20 for any eligible dependents you plan to bring to the United States with you.

I-20 Types

The type of I-20 you must request is individual to your personal need. In order to request the Form I-20, you must know what type of I-20 you need to obtain. Please see the following I-20 categories to determine which you must request from International Services.

I-20 Requirements

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States for the purpose of studying at Adelphi University must first obtain a valid F-1 student visa

Dependent I-20 Request

International Students in F-1 status can request their legal spouse and unmarried minor children to accompany the student to the United States or follow to join the student at a later date. The dependent must meet the guidelines necessary as per USCIS regulations to be considered a legal dependent in F-2 status.

Program Progression I-20 Request

A student who is currently enrolled in an AUI pathway or language program and is progressing must apply for a new I-20 with International Services. Without obtaining a change of educational level I-20, the student will not be eligible to study.

Obtaining Your F-1 Visa

A student visa is required for study in the United States. After you have received y our I-20, you must use it to obtain an F-1 visa at a U.S. consulate and then enter t the U.S. with the F-1 visa and your I-20. Learn how to apply for your F-1 visa.

Accepted International Students

Secure your seat at Adelphi by the deadline in your acceptance letter. If there is no listed date within your acceptance letter, we recommend submitting your deposit and I-20 application by December 15 for the spring semester or July 15 for the fall semester.
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