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F-1 Visa International Students

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This information is for those applying for an F-1 student visa for study in the U.S.

Application Process

Submit your application documents to the ESL Institute as early as possible.

Missing items will delay your application. Please use this printable checklist.

 

  1. Completed application - online application form
  2. Copy of passport information page with photograph
  3. Financial support form (ESL only)
  4. Bank statement or letter to match financial support form
  5. High school or college transcript

 

There is a USD $50 new student fee. This fee is USD $75 if applying for both ESL and undergraduate admission.*

* Fees are subject to change. 

 

Transferring?

Submit all of the same application and items listed above (#1-5), plus: 

  1. Transcript from current school or language program
  2. Copy of current I-20 form
  3. Copy of current I-94 form (dated within 1 week of submission)
  4. Copy of U.S. visa page

 

Online

  • Scanned copies of application items may be sent by email.

By Mail

  • For courier services (such as DHL or FedEx), use the
    following street address:

Austin Peay State University
ESL Institute/MCR 211
681 Summer St.
Clarksville, TN 37044

  • For general postal services, use the following Post Office mailing address:

APSU ESL Institute
P.O. Box 4478
Clarksville, TN 37044

 

Please ensure all items are complete; missing documents will delay the processing of your application and issuing of I-20 form.

  1. Follow instructions at your country’s U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for F-1 visa (You have your I-20 - what's next?)
  2. Transfer students from another US school/university/college should request their current school to transfer SEVIS record after receiving admission letter. If needed, a Transfer Verification Form is available.
  3. Complete the Travel and Arrival Form.
  4. Sign up for a registration session.
  1. Original I-20 form and passport with visa
  2. Copy of I-94 form
  3. Tuition and fees payment (See Tuition and Fees
  4. Completed Certificate of Immunization showing:
    • Proof of two MMR immunizations.
    • Proof of two varicella (chickenpox) immunizations.
    • Proof of immunization against Meningococcal Meningitis. (If under 22 years old and living on campus.)
    • Proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) test. (Must be dated within 30 days before the first day of classes.)
  5. Completed and signed Health History form 
  6. Medical and Health insurance payment or proof of adequate international student insurance. See Health Requirements.
 

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