Pre-Arrival Information


In addition to applying for your F-1 visa, there are some things to take care of before you depart for Seattle, including signing up for orientation and testing, securing your housing arrangements and, if you qualify, pre-registering for classes.

 

PRE-ARRIVAL CHECKLIST

To prepare for your first quarter, review the pre-arrival checklist.

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ARRANGE HOUSING

International students enrolling at Seattle Colleges have several housing options to choose from, and should secure their housing arrangements as soon as possible, no later than 6 weeks before the first day of the quarter.

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PREPARE FOR TRAVEL

Make sure to have all your travel documents in order, and go through your packing list to make sure you have all your essentials.

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ARRIVE IN SEATTLE

If approved for a visa, you are allowed to enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the program start date listed on your SEVIS I-20 form.

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