Student Visa Requirements
The following documents are needed in order to issue a Certificate of Eligibility or Form I-20. A Certificate of Eligibility or Form I-20 is needed to apply for a student visa.*:
A Declaration of Finances form
Proof of income in the form of pay stubs, letters of employment, bank statements, and/or affidavits of support. All documents should be dated no later than three months prior to the time of application.
Submit a $400.00 enrollment deposit to Post University (non-refundable after May 1st)
A copy of the applicant’s passport information page with photo.
Once the required documentation has been submitted, the Office of Admissions will determine the student's academic admissibility.
Please send your completed application and all other required materials to:
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06708
Telephone: 203.596.4555 or 800.582.8250
F-1 Visa Requirements
If you are admitted and financial support is certified, Post University will issue a Form I-20/Certificate of Eligibility, which the international student needs in order to apply for a United States F-1 student visa. Post University is enrolled in the DHS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for electronic tracking of international students.
Please note that you must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-160 visa insurance fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa. The process of applying for and receiving a F-1 visa varies from country to country and may take as long as three months.
The issuance of a Form I-20 and F-1 student visa constitutes a legal agreement with the United States.
According to DHS, the definition of an F-1 student is a non-immigrant who is pursuing a ―full course of study towards a specific educational or professional objective at an academic institution in the United States. Once the educational or professional objectives have been attained, the F-1 student is expected by the United States to return to his or her residence abroad.
The F-1 student agrees to:
Graduate students must maintain full-time enrollment at all times.
Undergraduate students must maintain full-time enrollment at all times except during the summer vacation period. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
Follow the proper procedures with an assigned advisor to: transfer schools, change educational levels and/or majors, or extend his or her program.
Engage in employment in the United States only with the express authorization of a designated school official (DSO).
Report all changes in status, including address, within 10 days to Main Campus Admissions.