Upon acceptance to Siena College, international students are required to obtain a student visa in order to study in the US. Here are some important and necessary application steps to follow when applying for your student visa. Please be sure to maintain copies of all of these important records.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created an excellent guide for students planning to study in the United States. You should carefully review it here: Student Process Steps
If you are accepted to study at Siena College, you will be issued an Acceptance Letter. You will need to present this to the Consulate in your home country when applying for your student visa. If you need another copy of your acceptance letter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you submit your deposit, you can apply for your Siena College Form I-20. Instrucitons on how to apply for your Siena College I-20 and your F-1 Visa are here.
SEVIS I-901 Payment
After receiving the Form I-20, you must make the one-time I-901 payment of $200.00. This fee needs to be paid before an interview at the Consulate can take place. Be sure to keep a receipt of your payment and bring it with you to the Consulate.
For more information on the I-901 payment, and to pay your fee, please click here: I-901 Tutorial
F-1 Student Visa
The F-1 Student Visa is needed for most international students looking to study at Siena College. You will need to submit the Form I-20 in order to obtain the F-1 Student Visa.
For a complete overview on how to apply for your Student Visa, please click here: Student Visa Overview
You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end date of your intended stay in the U.S.