Post University welcomes international applicants. Prospective international applicants must submit copies of official secondary and college transcripts. All foreign documents must be translated into English and must be evaluated to ensure that the applicant meets United States educational standards. Documentation that the applicant is proficient in the English language, such as submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. All documentation must be submitted to the office of International Admissions.
Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process
To obtain a student visa the applicant must provide a copy of his/her passport information page with photograph, complete the Declaration of Finances form, and provide proof of financial resources through bank statements, a letter of government scholarship award, or letter of employer sponsorship. Documentation must be dated within six months of the time of application. The applicant must submit an enrollment deposit of $400. This deposit is refundable if the applicant’s Visa application is denied.
F-1 Visa Process
Upon admissions acceptance and receipt of the Declaration of Finances, Post University will issue a Form I-‐20/Certificate of Eligibility, which the applicant uses to apply for a United States F-‐1 student visa. Post University is enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for electronic tracking of international students. Please note that applicants 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 an F-‐ 1 visa varies from country to country and may take as long as three months.
The issuance of Form I-‐20 and F-‐1 student visa constitutes a legal agreement with the United States. The definition of an F-‐1 student is a non-‐immigrant who is pursuing a full course of study towards an educational or professional objective at an institution in the United States. Once the educational or professional objective has been attained, the F-1 student is expected by the United States to return to his/her residence abroad.
The F-1 student agrees to comply with the following requirements.
- Maintain full-time enrollment at all times except during the summer vacation period. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
- Maintain sufficient financial support for the duration of the course of study.
- Follow the procedures to transfer schools, change educational levels and/or majors, or extend his/her program.
- Engage in employment in the United States only with the express authorization of a designated school official (DSO). Employment is restricted to Post University or its contracted services.
- Report all changes in status, including address, within 10 days to Office of International Admissions.
Upon completion, the applicant must mail (or email) the application, with all documentation to:
Office of International Admissions
800 Country Club Road, Box 2540 Waterbury, CT 06723-‐2540
Telephone: 203.596.4603 or 800.582.8250