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Before you can apply at a US Embassy or Consulate for an F or M student visa, you must first apply to and be accepted by a SEVP approved school. St. Catherine’s Academy is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
Acceptance at St. Catherine’s Academy takes place once the admissions process is completed. All forms and required documents need to be received and reviewed by the admissions department in order to complete the admission process. Upon acceptance and payment of the down payment and required fees you will receive the Form I-20.
Follow these steps if you are applying to come to the United States from your home country to study. See Change of Status below if you are already in the US.
If you are already in the United States on a valid nonimmigrant visa for a purpose other than attending school, such as for tourism, and are interested in studying in the United States, you will have to change your status. You have two options:
If USCIS denies your application, be prepared to leave the US when your current status expires.
For further information, visit USCIS: Change My Nonimmigrant Status.
The information on this page was obtained from the following sources: ice.gov, US Department of State Consular Application Center, and ice.gov/sevis.