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Application Timeline

Students outside of the US: Applications will be accepted until eight (8) weeks before the program start date.
Students in the US: Applications will be accepted until five (5) days before the program start date. 

Application Documents

If you need a student (F-1) visa, provide the following documents with your application:
  1. Financial documents - International applicants must prove they have enough money to cover their tuition, housing and other related expenses while studying in the United States.
Examples of financial documents: 
  • bank statements (checking and/or savings accounts)
  • tax returns
If your financial documents are not in your own name, you will need to provide a letter or complete the Certification of Finances form showing that either your family or your sponsor will be responsible for your expenses in the United States.

2.  Copy of passport   

I-20 and F-1 student visa

If accepted, you will receive your I-20 form from Salem State University. You will then need to apply for the F-1 student visa from your local U.S. embassy/consulate.

Receiving your I-20

Salem State University can mail I-20 forms to students applying for F-1 student visas overseas using DHL and FedEx Express. To request express mailing of your documents, go to the eShipGlobal website (works best with Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox browsers).

The DHL and FedEx mailing must be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards only). Please make sure that your name is indicated exactly as it appears on your admission documents and select the Center for International Education as the sender address. If you have questions about how to use this service, please visit the eShipGlobal FAQs section. You can also contact them by email or call them at 1.800.816.1615.


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