Babson College provides student immigration documents for students who have been admitted into a full-time program or participate in our exchange or visiting student programs.
To enter the United States for educational purposes, most full-time undergraduate and graduate international students obtain a Form I-20, receive an F-1 student entry visa, and enter the United States in F-1 student immigration status. J-1 Status may be an alternative to F-1 status for certain degree-seeking students who meet the qualifications for J-1 status. View the Comparing F-1 and J-1 Status page for additional details and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to pursue J-1 status.
Exchange students coming to Babson for a semester or academic year through partner institutions will receive separate instructions for obtaining a Form DS-2019 for their J-1 visa process.
Degree-seeking students should follow the steps outlined below upon acceptance/deposit. The Glavin Office will typically begin processing immigration document requests once an individual is about four months from the start date of an academic program. Students must have made their first deposit, met all conditions for admission, and have an active Babson email before the document can be issued.