If you follow these steps you will be ready to join us at Nova Southeastern University! Do you have any questions? Please contact the Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your I-20 is the document you will need to be able to apply for an F-1 student visa. As soon as you receive your NSU acceptance, you may submit the documents below to receive your initial I-20.
Please note, the following deadlines apply for initial I-20 requests and document submission:
Submission Deadlines: Documents for Initial/Transfer I-20 Requests
To request your initial I-20, please complete the following documents, and submit them to email@example.com in one email. Multiple emails, or incomplete requests, could delay processing times:
Submit all of these documents in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Processing time for Initial I-20 issuance is 5-10 business days upon receipt of your documents. Incomplete documents, corrupt files, and incorrect information will result in processing delays
All I-20 are issued electronically. I-20 documents can be mailed, at the expense of the student, upon request.
Once you receive your I-20 you must apply for your F-1 visa. Please note, obtaining an F-1 student visa can take several weeks or even longer, depending on your home country.
Individuals who come to the United States to study must apply for a student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
You may book a visa appointment once you complete the following:
You may search for the U.S. Embassies in your home country at the link below. Visit your local U.S. Embassy's homepage, or contact them directly by phone or email, to complete the F-1 visa application, pay the application fee, and book your appointment.
For your appointment at the US embassy, ensure take the following items with you:
For any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
Please remember that it is the student's responsibility to secure housing for the duration of his or her stay here at Nova Southeastern University. NSU does not assist with or guarantee housing for Graduate Level students.
To assist you in your search for permanent housing, please visit the following NSU Office of Residential Life and Housing web pages:
International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students.
Please visit the International Student Orientation page for additional information.
All F-1 students on initial NSU I-20's must complete the F-1 Check-In process in order to have their SEVIS records registered and activated. Students who failed to complete the F-1 Check-In process will have their SEVIS record and immigration status terminated. This is a U.S. immigration requirement and no exceptions can be made.
Initial students include:
Students who fail to submit the F-1 Check-In Form by the deadline will have their SEVIS record terminated. Once a SEVIS record had been terminated, the only option is for the students to leave the country and re-enter with a new I-20 or file for reinstatement.
To complete your F-1 Check-In , you email firstname.lastname@example.org the following documents and information:
Additional Resources for International Students:
Additional Campus Resources: