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American English College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The following is a guide to support you in the F-1 student visa process for entry into the United States.
Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding your status.
Complete and submit your application online to American English College. The non-refundable application fee is $160.
You will receive your Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status) by mail.
Please verify that the following information is correct, and sign the Form I-20.
If you find a mistake, mark it and notify us immediately as you will need the error corrected. We will correct the mistake and send the corrected I-20 to you.
Pay the I-901 (SEVIS) fee of $200 here. Failure to pay this will result in delays in your F-1 visa.
American English College can also process your I-901 Fee on your behalf.
Complete, and print a confirmation of the Form DS-160: NonImmigrant Visa Application.
Pay the visa application fee, and print the payment receipt for your records.
Schedule your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country of permanent residence and follow their instructions to schedule an interview for your F-1 visa.
A list of U.S. Consulates and Embassies can be found at http://usembassy.state.gov
On the day of your visa interview, please bring the following:
You will need to declare your intent to study in the United States, show you will have proper housing, and is financially capable to support your educational costs.
After you receive the F-1 visa, you can enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the starting date on your I-20, but no later than that date.
Please contact us immediately if you need to defer the starting date.
You have 7 days to report to American English College after arriving in the United States. During registration, be prepared to pay for tuition, medical insurance, and any other course materials.
Are you currently studying in the US, and thinking about transferring to another English school, like American English College? Here is some information to make the transfer a little easier!
F-1 visa students currently studying at an English school in the United States are eligible to transfer schools if they choose. However, you must follow specific procedures to maintain your F1 status and successfully transfer your SEVIS record.
Complete and submit your application online to American English College. The application fee is $160.
Provide the following required documents to prepare your transfer:
Notify your current school's Designated School Official about your transfer request. Please also provide them the following:
Please Note! It's important to ask your current school about their transfer out process. We will also contact your current school to successfully transfer your I-20 record. Once your SEVIS record has been transferred to American English College, you must report to school and register for class prior to your start date.
Once you have enrolled for class, you can pickup your new Form I-20 at the main office.
You will need to apply for an F-2 visa for any dependents who will stay in the U.S. with you.
As an F-2 spouse, you may not engage in full time study. If you wish to, you will also need to apply for an F-1 visa. An F-2 child may only engage in full time elementary or secondary school (kindergarten through twelfth grade) study.
When applying for an F-2 visa, the student will need to provide the following documents and payment for issuance of the F-2 Form I-20:
It is preferred that families apply for F-1 and F-2 visas at the same time. If the spouse and children must apply at a later time, they should bring a copy of the F-1 holder’s passport and visa, along with all other required documents with them to the visa interview.
American English College provides airport pick-up and drop-off to the following destinations:
Requests can be made at the submittal of your application, or 5 business days prior to your arrival. To arrange for this service, please complete the form in the link below. The fee for airport pick-up and drop-off is $75 each way.
American English College can provide and find you reliable and safe housing that’s tailored to your preferences through homestay and private housing.
Homestay: A unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the culture, and practice English outside of class through living with an American host family. All host families and rooms undergo a thorough inspection prior to approval, guaranteeing our students are comfortable and safe. We carefully match each student with a suitable family to provided a home away from home during their time at AEC.
Private Housing: We can provide housing assistance with finding and renting an apartment, or staying in a local hotel.
We recommend all students to purchase health insurance while studying in the United States. Having health coverage will help protect you from high, unexpected costs while ensuring quality and affordable medical assistance when necessary.
Upon registration, students can purchase health insurance at American English College. Students who do not wish to purchase health insurance are required to provide proof of medical evidence from a third party and sign a health insurance waiver.
Health insurance pricing will vary by age – starting at $95 per month. For exact pricing, please contact your Student Advisor.
At American English College, we want our students to build a meaningful academic foundation during their time here. All students are empowered to take responsibility for their future, and during this journey we provide personalized attention and support to help them achieve their career and life goals.
Our student advisors have extensive knowledge about education programs in the United States, and have strong partnerships with leading U.S. colleges and universities. This provides our students with guidance and various educational options when seeking a program specific to their needs. It is our intention to shape extraordinary individuals by offering the academic excellence and personal growth necessary to become a global leader.
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