What happens after you've been accepted? After you complete our international admissions process, our team will continue to work diligently with you.
Congratulations on your admission to GU! Once you have been admitted, the GU Office of International Admissions provides expedited shipping of your I-20 and an admission letter to you at no cost.
Nonimmigrant foreign visitors who wish to study and enter the United States must have a visa stamp in their passports. Learn more about GU's visa process.
GU uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your acceptance letter and I-20 through DHL or FedEx in 3-5 days. A representative from the admissions office will contact you when your admission has been approved.
To obtain your student visa:
Check your passport. Make sure the information on your passport is accurate and up-to-date. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in the U.S.
Check your I-20 for accuracy. If any information is incorrect, email the Office of Graduate and International Admissions at international admissions email.
Pay your SEVIS fee. Instructions are available at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This one-time $200 fee is non-refundable. Make sure to type your name and SEVIS ID number exactly as they appear on your I-20 form. Print a copy of the online payment receipt to keep with your records, and keep it in a safe place.
Schedule your visa appointment. You may schedule your appointment up to 120 days prior to your program start date. Locate the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy. More information regarding the visa process, including average wait times, is available at the U.S. Department of State.
Attend your visa appointment. Be sure to bring all required documents, including your passport (valid at least six months into the future), your I-20, your SEVIS fee payment receipt, your admission letter, evidence of financial support for one year, and any visa application forms and fees.
Additional details are available at the Applying for a Visa section on the ISS website.
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