Make sure you have the necessary documentation to enter the United States. 

 

Passport: 

  • You will need a  passport, issued by your country of citizenship, that is  valid at least six months into the future. To obtain or renew your passport, contact your home government authorities.

 

Certificate of Eligibility: I-20 or DS-2019

  • F-1 Students (I-20): After you have been admitted to Edgewood College and submitted all required documentation, Edgewood will issue you a document called an I-20, which corresponds to the F-1 visa to which you will be applying. If you have dependents (spouse or children) traveling with you, they should also have an I-20 to apply for the F-2 visa. You must present the I-20 document at the time of your visa appointment and to the immigration officer at the port of entry to the U.S.
  • J-1 Exchange Students: (DS-2019): After you have been admitted to Edgewood College and submitted all required documentation, Edgewood will issue you a document called a DS-2019, corresponds to the J-1 visa to which you will be applying. If you have dependents (spouse or children) traveling with you, they should also have a DS-2019 to apply for the J-2 visa. You must present the DS-2019 at the time of your visa appointment, and to the immigration officer at the port of entry to the U.S.

 

SEVIS I-901 Fee: 

 

U.S. Visa: 

  • F-1 Visa:   Contact the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out how to apply for an F-1 student visa. Please read the F-1 student visa information on the US Department of State website. Click here for more information about F-1 student in the U.S.
     
  • J-1 Visa:  Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out how to apply for a J-1 visa. Please read the J-1 visa information on the U.S. Department of State website.

    Note: Some J-1 Exchange Visitors are subject to the two-year home-country physical presence (foreign residence) requirement. This means you may be required to return to your home country for two years at the end of your exchange visitor program. More details on these regulations can be found in the U.S. Department of State website listed above. Click here for more information about the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.  

 

Helpful Websites and Resources:

NAFSA: Things to remember when applying for your F-1 visa 
J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

 

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What's Happening

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 1: Spring 2019 Students

November 1

Faculty-Led Program and Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring w/ Spring Break or Summer Travel 2019)
Study Abroad Form Deadline: Spring 2019 

November  2

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 2: Spring 2019 Students

November 5 -9 (Events Announced in Sept)

International Education Week 

November 22-25 (CGE Closed)

Thanksgiving Break

December 10-14

Final Exams

December 24 - Jan 1 (CGE Closed)

Final Exams

January 25 

CGE Study Abroad Program Application Deadline: Fall 2019 and Academic Year 19-20