Next Steps for International Students After Being Accepted to Concordia
Once you are accepted to Concordia, you will need to complete several more steps to enroll and begin attending. Your admissions counselor is available to help you with all steps in this process. Please let them know how to help you:
Complete and return the Visa Status Information form.
- Complete and return the Financial Understanding and Agreement form to show personal or family funds.*
- If using a sponsor, also complete the Sponsor Support Statement.
Bank Letter Template
The U.S. government requires proof of financial support from all international students.
To verify the support noted on the Financial Understanding and Agreement and the Sponsor Support Statement, Concordia requires each individual providing support (student, parent, sponsor, etc.) to request a letter from their bank to verify account status and amount available.
Bank letters should be
- Current (received within 4 weeks of being signed and dated)
- Written in English
- Printed on bank letterhead
Please include the items listed below:
- Bank Letterhead
- Including bank name and location
- Name of bank customer
- How long individual has been a customer of this bank
- Average amount available in accounts and amount that is currently readily available
- Amount should be listed in local currency and in U.S. dollars
- Signed by bank representative
- Notarized by bank representative
- Dated by bank representative
Send your $200 enrollment fee to Concordia.
Confirmed Student Handbook
Complete the Confirmed Student Handbook forms and return to the Admission Office. Note that all international students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to enrollment.
Receive I-20 form from Concordia, take the I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa for undergraduate study at a U.S. embassy or consulate office in your home country.** You will need to submit form I-901 and pay the I-901 fee at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/paying-your-i-901-sevis-fee.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security student website will give you more information about what gaining F-1 student status will involve. Go to https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.
On that website, there are direct links to forms, access to paying fees and listings of documentation needed for your embassy visit and entering the U.S. through a port of entry.
*Financial support is required by the United States government for an international student to prove they meet all admissions requirements and can come to the U.S. on an F-1 visa status to engage in academic studies.
**Citizens of Canada or Bermuda do not need to go to a U.S. Embassy for a visa interview, but those students still need to complete form I-901, pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and comply with other U.S. entry procedures.