General Requirements



General Requirements


The International Admissions process differs depending on the circumstances of the applicant. All approved applicants must have an:


F-1 Student Visa (to legally enter the US if applying from abroad)

I-94 admission record

I-20 form



In addition, students must also be able to support themselves financially throughout their course of study or show proof of external support.

The application and adjudication process is not complicated. The processing time may vary for each applicant. In general, ELI has no influence on the approval or denial of your F-1 Visa application. To learn more about the visa application process and requirements specific to your current status, click one of the links on the side menu.

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