Study Timeline

Use the timetable below as a guide to complete the application process successfully and apply for a F-1 student visa.

6 – 9 months prior to the application deadline
  • it is recommended to research the F-1 student visa application process
  • identify your sponsors and financial resources
  • request educational credentials from your school
  • have educational credentials translated into English and evaluated
4 – 6 months prior to the application deadline
  • have your sponsors contact the International Student Office for assistance with the F-1 student visa application process
3 – 4 months before United States study
  • complete and mail application packet
2 – 3 months prior to the application deadline
  • after receiving the acceptance packet, including a SEVIS Form I-20, apply for your student visa