International Admitted Students

Each year, Babson welcomes students from around the world who seek a university experience in the United States. Our students experience college life, meet new friends, and challenge themselves with academics and new ways of living and learning. The instructions below are designed to help you complete the necessary application and provide information about visa requirements for study in the U.S.

Required Steps After Enrollment

You will require F-1 status in order to study at Babson. The first step to obtaining the F-1 student visa is to request Form I-20; please see The Student Visa Process page.

Babson College considers its summer study programs to be full-time programs. As such, nonimmigrant students are required to obtain the appropriate lawful immigration status prior to enrolling in a Babson summer study program. Admittance into the U.S. as a tourist (e.g. visa waiver program or B1/B2 visitor visa) is not suitable for full-time study in the U.S.

If you are currently in the U.S. and possess a nonimmigrant status, such as E-2, L-2, J-2, or H-4, you may be eligible to participate in Babson’s Summer Study Program without submitting a Form I-20 request and changing to F-1 student status. To confirm this, email ISSS.

Receive your Form I-20 from Babson College

The Glavin Office of International Education will send the Form I-20 to you, via international courier, within two weeks of receipt of your completed Form I-20 request.

Please visit The Student Visa Process page for further steps in the visa application process. If you have any questions about the Form I-20 or F-1 student visa please email ISSS.

The deadline for requesting a Form I-20 is May 1, 2019.

Pay the SEVIS fee and obtain a receipt

Deadlines for Documentation

Your completed I-20 request and accompanying documents must be received by May 1, 2019 in order to allow sufficient time for issuance of Form I-20 and the visa application process.