Applying to PALS

Our next session begins
Monday, September 5, 2017.

All students need to submit the following materials:

  1. Application form with $225.00 non-refundable application and placement exam fee
  2. Proof of completion of high school or GED (no translation necessary)
  3. Valid identification (e.g., driver's license or passport)

In addition to the above requirements, students requiring an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa must also submit the following:

  1. ESL program Affidavit of Support (bank statement showing at least $13,300.00). The sponsor must fill out Page 10 of the F-1 application; be sure that the name is the same as the bank document.
    * This document must be in English, must show money in U.S. dollars, and must be an original, not a copy.
  2. Copy of passport page with student's name and date of birth
  3. University SEVIS fee: $125.00
  4. Mailing fee: $50.00.

In addition to the above documents, an F-1 Transfer Student must also submit these items:

  1. F-1 visa page
  2. Copy of current I-20 (from previous school)
  3. Advisor report (to be completed by advisor at previous school)

Other Info

  • Please allow 5–10 days' processing time.
  • The student must pay the SEVIS fee online before their visa interview.
  • The student must schedule an interview in the home country and pay the visa fee before the interview.
  • F-1 students do not pay tuition until they have their visa approval.