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International Visiting Students, Researchers and Other Scholars – Application Process
Apply to be an Undergraduate Student here, and fill in all related documents.
Apply as a Graduate or Ph.D. student here, and keep your application on track using the Graduate Checklist.
If you are applying for the International Special Student and/or Visiting Researcher programs, complete an ISSP/IVRP Application.
The English Language Institute provides an intensive English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard of hearing students.
Apply to the ELI here
Once you are accepted to Gallaudet University as an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student, you will need to complete a Certification of Finances Form for Undergradutes or Graduate or PhD. Students.
This helps us get complete and accurate information about the funds available to international applicants or admitted students who want to study in the United States.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require all international applicants, or admitted students, provide evidence of adequate financial support before they can obtain an I-20 Form (Step Three).
You need to submit BOTH the complete Certification of Finances Form and original, official financial documents that show you have sufficient funds to pay for university expenses including tuition, books, fees, supplies, insurance, and living expenses.
If your Certificate of Finances Form is not completed or received and approved, you will not receive the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form for F1).
Once your Certification of Finances Form is completed, reviewed, and approved, International Student Services will send you an I-20 which you will need to get a visa.
An I-20 Form is the imigration document that tells the U.S. government that you are eligible for F-1 Student Status.
It certifies that:
Some international students do not need I-20 Forms.
If you have aother non-immigrant status in the U.S., you don’t need an I-20 Form.
Send photocopies of:
and your immigration status with your application.
Dependent children in E, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, R or S status need to change that status after their 21st birthday or if they marry.
If you are a permanent resident, refugee or person with political asylum status, send copies of your immigration documents with your application.
If you are transferring from a U.S. college or university, send photocopies of:
with your application.
You need to pay $200 for your SEVIS fee. Effective September 1, 2004, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires the collection of a one-time fee of $200 from certain international students and visiting scholars. The fee is required to cover operational costs of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Students or exchange visitors who are issued an initial Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 on or after September 1, 2004 are responsible for paying this fee before going to their Embassy or Consulate.
After receiving your acceptance letter from Gallaudet, you must apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country for the student visa. You will be responsible for making an appointment with a consulate at an Embassy nearest your place of residence after receiving the I-20 with the SEVIS so you can receive the F-1 student visa.
The F-1 visa is the most often used visa by international students to study at an accredited U.S. college, university, or English language institute. Students on F-1 visas come to the United States for a full degree program.
It is important to remember that acceptance to Gallaudet University does not guarantee issuance of the student visa. The U.S. Consulate abroad will have the final decision to grant or deny the student visa.
When meeting with a U.S. consulate abroad, you will be expected to present the Form I-20 with your SEVIS Fee receipt, your Gallaudet letter of acceptance, and proof of financial support.
Canadian students: A Canadian citizen does not need a visa for entering the United States as a student. At the border-crossing point, you will have to present your passport, the SEVIS Form I-20, your SEVIS receipt, your admission letter from Gallaudet University, and financial support documents to the U.S. Immigration Officer.
Contact: Tami Santimyer, Admissions Counselor
Department: Admissions Office
Contact: Wednesday Luria, Coordinator, Prospective Graduate Student Services
Department: Graduate Admissions
Contact: International Support Team
Department: International Affairs
Website:Applications (IVSP, IVRP)
Contact: Laura Willey-Saunders, Transfer/Articulation Coordinator
Department: Registrar’s Office
Contact: Ali Sanjabi, Coordinator of Operations
Department: English Language Institute
Website:English Language Institute
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