Pay enrollment deposit. All admitted international students are required to pay a deposit of $1,700 before the I-20 is issued. $100 will be held as a non-refundable enrollment deposit, $200 will be held as a housing deposit, and the remaining $1,400 will be applied toward the student's first semester tuition bill.
Complete transfer release form. Students transferring from another institution in the United States must submit the transfer release form. This must be completed and signed by the international advisor at their current institution and returned to Grand View. The international advisor will also need to transfer your SEVIS record to Grand View before a new I-20 can be issued.
Receive the I-20 from Grand View. The I-20 is a very important document. Be sure to safeguard it: do not lose or misplace this as you will need to carry the original with you while traveling.
Provide proof of health insurance. All international students are required to obtain health insurance coverage in the United States. Grand View can assist with obtaining an appropriate policy. Policy must be in effect before classes begin.
Complete the I-901 form and pay the $200 processing fee. You can do this online at https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/desktop/students/formSelection.htm.
Apply for F-1 student visa. Contact your home country U.S. Consulate.
Complete and submit online housing contract. A housing contract must be submitted before placement is made. Please refer to contract agreement regarding university breaks.
Schedule travel plans to the U.S. Refer to your I-20 for expected arrival dates.
Steps Upon Arrival
Meet with Grand View’s international advisor Alex Piedras. Bring I-20, I-94, passport and proof of health insurance to complete your file.
Attend international student orientation. Your admissions counselor will tell you where and when this will take place.
Take math and English placement exams. Your admissions counselor will let you know if you are required to complete placement exams. Based on English placement exams, an English proficiency assessment may also be required to determine if additional English language support is needed.