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Individuals currently on a non-immigrant visa who want to apply for a change of status (COS) to an F-1 visa must first fulfill the requirements of obtaining a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility, before applying for a change of status. If you are granted the I-20, you must first pay the SEVIS I-901 fee, and then submit Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Non-Immigrant Status. Individuals are encouraged to apply online using USCIS ELIS. All required documents should be scanned as a PDF or JPEG file; maximum size of each file is 6 MB.
To understand the admissions requirements and application process, and the requirements for the COS application, download the 2015-2016 International Student (F1) Admissions Application Packet. Read the packet carefully and completely. Contact the Designated School Official (DSO) by email to express your interest in applying or if you have any questions.
Individuals applying for a COS to F-1 must submit all application requirements together by the following deadlines*:
*If you are interested in playing sports in the Division I National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), please contact the respective coach. You may be subject to an earlier application deadline.
International Admissions Specialist
Phone: 443-412-2562 | 443-412-2000
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