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SOLEX College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Why is accreditation important?
We are delighted that you are interested in studying in our school and we hope that you will be able to do so. The following information is provided to help you apply for a student visa and prepare for your entry into the U.S. as an F-1 student. While this will give you a general idea of the process, each U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy has its own system for visa applications. Therefore, you should also check with your local consulate to find out how to arrange for the visa interview and what documents are required. Visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs for more information.
To get started please contact an admissions representative. Our friendly staff speaks many languages; please ask for someone who speaks your native language. Alternatively, you can fill out our application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a spouse and/or children who are going to accompany you while in the US, you will need to provide the following documents in order to submit each dependent’s I-20:
You need to pay the following fees:
You can pay online on our website. If you need help, please ask your admissions representative for assistance. In the case that your application is not accepted, your fees will be returned.
When we have reviewed your application and determine that you meet all academic and financial standards for admission, the Designated School Official (DSO) at SOLEX College will issue you a SEVIS I-20 form.
After you have received your form I-20, you must pay a $200 SEVIS I-901 fee. You may pay online or ask SOLEX College for assistance. Please keep your receipt, and bring it to your visa interview.
You will need to contact the U.S. Embassy in your country and apply for a visa interview. You must take the following documents with you to the interview:
After the U.S. Embassy grants you an F-1 visa your next step is to prepare yourself for departure. Provide the following information to SOLEX College admissions representative:
Remember: You cannot arrive in the United States more than 30 days prior to the start date of your classes.
Upon arrival at the U.S. port of entry, you need to proceed to the terminal area for arriving passengers. Have the following documents available for presentation:
In certain cases, you may have to provide proof of having paid the SEVIS fee.
Once your inspection is successfully completed, the customs officer will:
If there is no one meeting you at the airport, you should do one of the following:
You need to report to SOLEX College almost immediately and do the following to have your SEVIS record registered in SEVIS in a timely fashion:
We wish you luck with your studies!