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Request Your I-20

Create I-20 Processing Time

Once we receive all required documents, the processing time for an I-20 typically takes 7-10 business days. If we have questions or need more information, you will be contacted by a staff member.

  • For the Fall semester, I-20s are issued beginning mid-February.
  • For the Spring semester, I-20s are issued beginning mid-October.
  • For the Summer semester, I-20s are issued beginning mid-January. 
Upcoming deadlines to request I-20 issuance:
 
I-20 Type Semester Program to Begin Deadline to Submit Request 
Initial Summer 2024 April 1, 2024
Initial Fall 2024 July 15, 2024
Initial Spring 2025 TBA
Transfer-In Summer 2024 May 1, 2024
Transfer-In Fall 2024 July 29, 2024
Transfer-In Spring 2025 TBA

New Student: Initial I-20

All international students (who do not have another valid visa that allows them to study in the U.S.) are required to obtain a Form 1-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status" from the school they plan to attend, before applying for an F-1 student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate office. If you are applying for an I-20 for the first time, or you are applying for a new Initial I-20 with new SEVIS ID number, then you are considered an Initial student.

To start a request for an Initial I-20, the student must first confirm their planned attendance to Marymount University by paying the deposit. They should then create their MU account.

Soon after the Admissions Office receives the student's deposit, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will send an email invitation for the student to access the ISSS portal. Within the ISSS portal, the student will answer questions and upload required documents. 

When requesting an Initial I-20 from Marymount University, the student will need to submit the following documents through the "Create I-20" request:

  If you are in the U.S. on a different visa and you plan to change your status to F-1 while in the U.S., please read Change of Visa Status to F-1 Student.

Transfer Student: Transfer SEVIS Record / I-20

International students who already have an I-20 and plan to transfer to Marymount University from another U.S. school are considered SEVIS Transfer-In students. To start a request for a Transfer-In I-20, the student must first confirm their planned attendance to Marymount University by paying the deposit. They should then create their MU account.

Soon after the Admissions Office receives the student's deposit, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will send an email invitation for the student to access the ISSS portal. Within the ISSS portal, the student will answer questions and upload required documents. 

To request to transfer their SEVIS record, the student will need to submit two separate requests through the ISSS portal ("Create I-20" and "Transfer"). SEVIS Transfer-In students will need to submit the following documents:

  Marymount University's SEVIS Code is WAS214F00223000.

If you are a Transfer-In Pending F-1 student and you need to renew your visa, see instructions for Travel & Visa Renewal.

Tutorial to Request your I-20

Download a step-by-step guide to request your I-20, or click through the basic tutorial below.
Requesting your I-20 in the ISSS Portal by iss280
 
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