Albertus Magnus College offers a welcoming and supportive environment to international
students. We celebrate and support our diverse international student population in
various ways. When you study at Albertus you become part of the Falcon Family. Our
goal is to help you reach your dreams of studying in the US, introduce you to opportunities
for growth and prepare you for the global workforce.
The services offered in support of international students include:
International student specific events and programming
Once you’ve been admitted to Albertus you can work on obtaining your I-20.
1. Get Your I-20
What is an I-20?
An I-20 is an important immigration document required as a F-1 student.
Your I-20 is generated in SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
once all requirements have been completed. Once your I-20 is issued you can apply
for your F-1 visa.*
Before an I-20 can be created international staff at Albertus must receive the following
Valid passport (valid for at least 6 months after expected arrival)
Original bank statement covering funding of tuition, college fees and cost of living
for 9 months
International Statement of Support Form (if bank statement is not in your or your
After your I-20 is generated you will receive an email with tracking information.
You will receive your Albertus International Student Welcome Packet that will include
your acceptance letter, scholarship information (if applicable) and your I-20 document.
Be sure to review the I-20 for accuracy, sign and date the I-20 in blue or black ink
and read the third page of the I-20.
Please remember that you can only enter the US 30 days prior to the program start
date listed on your I-20.
As soon as you receive your I-20 you should pay your SEVIS (I-901) fee of $350. This
fee is paid to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The easiest way to pay the fee is through the DHS website
This fee is required for all international students. The fee must be paid 3 days prior
to your visa interview or entrance into the US (for Canadian and Bermudian citizens
only). Once you’ve paid your I-901 fee, print out the receipt and keep it with your
*Canadian and Bermudian citizens are exempt from F-1 visas but must have and maintain
a valid I-20 at all times.
**Please note that you can only enter the US 30 days prior to the program start date
listed on your I-20 when entering the US on an Initial I-20.
2. Get Your F-1 Visa
We recommend applying for your F-1 visa as soon as possible by completing the DS-160
application. Students can schedule their visa appointment as soon as 120 days prior
to the program start date listed on their I-20.