Information for New International Students
Most international students accepted to Babson apply for F-1 student status and are issued Form I-20. J-1 exchange students are issued a Form DS-2019.
If you are currently in the U.S. in a status other than F-1 or J-1, email email@example.com
for guidance on whether or not a change of immigration status
Steps to Join Babson in F-1/J-1 Student Status:
After Acceptance to Babson, you will request a Form I-20/Form DS-2019 from the Glavin Office
Gather the following documentation (in electronic format)
Obtain a Form I-20/Form DS-2019 from Babson
Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee
Schedule a visa interview and apply for your visa
Visa interview can be scheduled no earlier than 90 days before the start date on your Form I-20/Form DS-2019.
Canadian citizens are not required to apply for an F-1/J-1 entry visa but must still pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and request entry to the U.S. in F-1/J-1 status.
Arrive at the U.S. border/Enter the U.S. in F-1/J-1 status
Check-in with the Glavin Office
Bring your original passport, Form I-20/Form DS-2019, and entry visa.
Attend a required orientation session on maintaining lawful F-1/J-1 status in the U.S.