2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update

Admission of F-1 Student Visa-Status Holders in the U.S.

City University of Seattle is authorized under federal law to admit non-immigrant foreign students. In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants with F-1 visa status must submit the following:

  • Financial declaration form.
  • Current bank statement and sponsor statement, if applicable.

Upon meeting all admission requirements, the Form I-20 will be issued to the student. Students outside the U.S. must present a Form I-20 to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for an F-1 student visa.

Lawful F-1 students whose Form I-20’s are transferable from other U.S. institutions are not required to leave the U.S. before starting their studies at City University of Seattle as permitted by U.S. federal law.

Transfer students are also required to submit:

  • Copies of U.S. Immigration Form I-20(s) previously issued.
  • Completed International Student transfer evaluation form.
  • Copy of employment authorization document, if applicable.

Admission to a program of study does not guarantee admission to the University as an F-1 visa holder.

(Procedure #2100.01.01)