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New I-20

This is for new students who are currently planning to apply for a student F-1 visa in their home country before traveling to the United States to study. All international students wishing to study English in the United States must apply for an I-20 form in order to obtain a student visa.

Here you will find information for International students seeking I-20s and complete the necessary forms following the instructions below.

1. Complete the Online application form (full payment must be made with this link and see tuition information)

*** Application fee $175, registration fee $35, and placement test fee $25 will be added

2. Original Financial Documents - Bank statement in English with a minimum balance of $22,500 in the account (can be emailed in PDF)

** If someone else is your financial sponsor (can be emailed in PDF)

  • Sponsor’s Bank Statement or Bank Letter in English with a minimum balance of $22,500 
  • Affidavit of Support Form 
  • Proof of income (Pay stub, W2, Job letter, Income Tax Return, etc..)

 Note: Applications will not be processed until all documents listed above are received and an I-20 will be issued in 1 week.

Please contact the IELI international student office at if you have any questions.

Applicant must be 17 years or older.



Once you receive your I-20 form, be sure to have all the information and documentation required by the embassy or consulate at the time of the interview and contact the embassy or consulate of the United States in your country.

New students are allowed to enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the program start date.

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