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Graduate Admission Process for Obtaining an I-20

  • Student must have an official letter of Admission to Florida Tech from the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Student has to return a completed “Confirmation Reply Form” indicating his acceptance of offer of admission and intended term of attendance.
  • Student needs to submit an I-20 request form
  • Student has to provide a bank statement no older than 6 months in his or her own name. If student is sponsored, a letter of sponsorship must accompany the bank statement. If student has been issued an I-20 previously, including Florida Tech, a copy needs to accompany the bank statement.
  • A copy of the student’s passport information and dependent passport (if applicable) must be included.
  • Student must submit Florida Tech’s Financial Certificate for Graduate Program of Study form signed and sealed by a bank.
  • An ESHIP arrangement needs to be initiated in order to receive the I-20
  • These documents must be received in the Graduate Admissions Office no later than 60 days prior to the beginning of the term of attendance in order for an I-20 to be issued and a visa to be obtained.
  • If student is transferring from a University in the U.S. the Office of Graduate Admissions needs to be informed so as to facilitate an official Sevis transfer as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Note: all the required forms are sent along with the admission letter

Florida Tech policy states that you are required to attend for one full semester if you enternthe United States on an I-20 from Florida Tech. Florida Tech will not release a student until he/she completes one semester of attendance. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Obtaining Your Visa