Process for Applying

  1. Students complete the ESL application form, collect necessary documents, and send them to the University.
  2. The University reviews the application materials and supporting documents.
    1. If the application is not complete, the student is contacted for more information.
    2. If the application and supporting documents are complete, students are admitted. The University issues a form I-20 (eligibility for F-1 visa) to applicants who are non-immigrants.
  3. Student creates an account on E-ship global to arrange for international mailing of documents.  The admission packet will include an admission letter,  housing application and deposit form, visa documents (I-20), and instructions for paying the SEVIS fee.
  4. Students who will hold F-1 or J-1 visas pay the SEVIS fee and obtain the receipt.
  5. Students applying for F-1 or J-1 visas have an interview at the U.S. Consulate.
  6. If a visa is issued, students make travel arrangements.
  7. Students arrive at Xavier University for placement test and orientation and begin their study program.

Tips for Applying for a Non-immigrant visa