Acceptance Materials & I-20 Form


Once your admission application has been accepted, our staff will prepare and send your acceptance materials. All acceptance materials will be provided digitally, except for the acceptance letter and the I-20 form, which will be mailed to you. Please review your acceptance materials carefully, as they will provide detailed information related to housing, orientation, testing, and other important topics.

A very important document in the acceptance packet is the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) I-20 form. The I-20 form is a three-page document you will need to apply for your visa that will allow you to enter the United States. You will need to keep the I-20 throughout your stay in the U.S. as an F-1 student.

I-20 forms can only be sent or given to the student, their dependents, or, if the student is a minor, their parents or legal guardian. You can learn more about the different sections of the I-20 form below.

 

Issue Reasons

The I-20 form will list an issue reason, which could include options related to initial attendance or a student's transfer from another institution.

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Level of Study

The level of study on the I-20 form will vary depending on the student's intended program and information submitted to admissions regarding the student's English proficiency.

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Length of Study

The length of study noted on the I-20 form varies by program.

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Start & End Dates

The start and end dates listed on the I-20 form will depend on specific dates related to the student's program.

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Majors

The major stated on the I-20 form is chosen by Seattle Colleges based on the kind of courses a student will take while enrolled, and it may or may not match exactly a student's intended major.

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Financial Information

The I-20 form estimates tuition and fees, living costs, and other expenses for one academic year (9 months) in the student's program. Students who have applied for both the Intensive English Program and for college study will receive an I-20 form with a college program estimate.

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