Student Visa Requirements
ALCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non immigrant alien
students. Students not living in the U.S. can use an I-20 form issued
by ALCC to apply for an F-1 Visa from their home country. Students
currently attending another school in the U.S. can apply to transfer
to ALCC. Other individuals currently in the U.S. can apply to change their
visa status to an F1 Student Visa through ALCC.
Students who request an I-20 will be required to
complete a registration form and submit certain financial
information. Our School Agents and "Foreign Student
Office" will guide you through the necessary steps to receive
Students studying with an F-1 Student Visa are required to study
in a full-time ESL program - a minimum of 18 hours per week and meet attendance requirements.
When you are accepted into our program, a completed I-20 form
and a letter of acceptance will be given or sent to you. Our Foreign
Student Office will assist students residing in the U.S. to apply for a change of visa status or a school transfer
from another U.S. school.
Overseas students will have to go to their local U.S. Consulate
or Embassy with their passport, I-20 form issued by ALCC, and
appropriate financial information to apply for an F1 Student
Once you have been accepted to study English at ALCC, you can get detailed information on the next steps here: studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students
All students applying for a new I-20, or a change of status, will have to pay a $200 SEVIS fee to the U.S. government.
You will need to provide us with the following in order for us
to issue your I-20.
A copy of your recent (not more then 60 days old) bank statement,
or a letter from your bank (in English) showing you have sufficient
funds for the length
of your study in New York.
If someone is sponsoring you, we will need their bank statement,
or a letter from their bank (in English) showing they have sufficient
funds for the length of your study in New York. Your
sponsor also must complete an Affidavit
of Support. (Click HERE
to print the form)