St. Cloud State University issues the following immigration documents for Semester at St. Cloud State students:
Once pre-admission application materials are received and reviewed, the form I-20 or DS-2019 will be processed by the Semester at St. Cloud State team. Students will receive official notification of admission (dates on admission schedule) once immigration document is processed. St. Cloud State will then send the acceptance packet to the home university including:
This packet will be sent to the home institution’s international office. Please email semesteratSCSU@stcloudstate.edu if you prefer it be sent directly to the student. Once the students receive their acceptance packet, they can schedule their visa appointment.
Students on a J-1 and F-1 visa and are required by the U.S. Government to pay a fee to cover the costs of administering and maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The fee applies to any potential exchange visitor or student issued a form DS-2019 or a form I-20.
This fee may be paid in one of the following ways. Please refer to the following link: https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html
This I-901 fee needs to be paid three days prior to your visa interview; however, you may schedule your interview without having paid. You will need to take the receipt of your payment to your interview or you will not be issued a J-1 visa or F-1 visa.
I-901 Fee cost:
As a Semester at SCSU student, it is important to maintain your immigration status, allowing you to stay in the United States for the duration of your program. The Center for International studies can provide support for any questions or concerns about maintaining your J-1 or F-1 status while at St. Cloud State.
Please find helpful tips about maintaining your immigration status below.
Academic training is work, training or experience related to a student’s field of study. Appropriate activities vary depending the discipline. Academic training may involve sequential or simultaneous activities, either paid or unpaid, with several employers, U.S. or foreign, provided the application and approval procedures are followed for each employer and activity, and the time limits are not exceeded.