Form I-20/Visa

Please see the appropriate undergraduate or graduate tab for information regarding Form I-20/Visa.

Initial Form I-20: Undergraduate

Responsibility for obtaining the approved visa classification rests entirely with students. Students entering the United States to study will need an F-1 international student visa. In order to obtain the necessary visa, students must submit the valid Form I-20 for an F-1 visa to the United States Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence. In addition to these forms, students will have to present a passport and evidence of financial support.

Johnson & Wales University will send the Form I-20 after undergraduate international students have been accepted, have paid their $500 reservation deposit, and have submitted evidence of financial support. International students must register for the semester for which admission is offered and must maintain full-time status during the academic year.

Additionally, F-1 international students currently studying in the U.S. who seek enrollment in a JWU program are required to submit a Transfer Release Form (completed by the international student advisor at the institution last attended) prior to receiving a Form I-20 issued from JWU.

Students are admitted to the United States to attend the school that issued their Form I-20. Using an initial attendance Form I-20 from one school to gain admission to the United States to attend another school is a violation of U.S. immigration law. Students must attend the institution that they are authorized to attend. Violators will be reported.

International Transfer Students

International students currently studying in the U.S. who seek enrollment in a JWU program are required to submit a Transfer Release Form (completed by the international student advisor at the institution last attended) prior to receiving a Form I-20 issued from JWU.

Initial Form I-20 - Graduate

Responsibility for obtaining the approved visa classification rests entirely with students. Students entering the United States to study will need an F-1 international student visa. In order to obtain the necessary visa, students must submit the valid Form I-20 for an F-1 visa to the United States Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence. In addition to these forms, students will have to present a passport and evidence of financial support.

Johnson & Wales University will send the Form I-20 after graduate international students have been accepted, have submitted evidence of financial support, and have paid the $500 reservation fee. International students must register for the semester for which admission is offered and must maintain full-time status during the academic year.

Additionally, F-1 International students currently studying in the U.S. who seek enrollment in a JWU program are required to submit a Transfer Release Form (completed by the international student advisor at the institution last attended) and pay the $500 deposit prior to receiving a Form I-20 issued from JWU.

Students are admitted to the United States to attend the school that issued their Form I-20. Using an initial attendance Form I-20 from one school to gain admission to the United States to attend another school is a violation of U.S. immigration law. Students must attend the institution that they are authorized to attend. Violators will be reported.

International Transfer Students

International students currently studying in the U.S. who seek enrollment in a JWU program are required to submit a Transfer Release Form (completed by the international student advisor at the institution last attended) prior to receiving a Form I-20 issued from JWU.