Required Documents for Obtaining an I-20
The I-20 form is a document that colleges issue to international students. The I-20 form verifies that the student has met the necessary requirements to attend the college and is a vital document for the student visa process. International students need the I-20 form to apply for a F-1 student visa at the embassy or consulate and to enter the U.S. on a F-1 visa. The student should always keep the original I-20 form that has been issued to them.
- I-20 Application Form
- Affidavit of Support Form
Students studying on a F-1 visa are required to enroll full time and must demonstrate financial support. Estimated yearly costs for tuition, fees and living expenses are currently $27,500US plus $3,700 per dependent. Current federal immigration regulations require students to provide certification of finances, usually a letter from their bank, showing this amount of support. We will also accept an affidavit from a sponsor who would provide some or all of this support.
- TOEFL or Accuplacer Assessments
Those applying to CCV for a student visa must exhibit sufficient English language skills. The TOEFL is the test that CCV uses to measure those English language skills. TOEFL scores should be sent directly to CCV from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org.toefl). You will need to enter CCV's code,3286, on your test application to have the results directly sent to CCV. For minimum score requirements, please visit International FAQ's. For those already residing in Vermont, you are able to take the Accuplacer Assessments at any CCV Academic Center.
- Provide a copy of your valid passport and visa (if applicable).
When you have received your I-20 form from CCV, you may apply for a student F-1 visa.