After you submit your Phase 1 application, please allow 3-5 business days for the IP-GEO to review your application. You will receive an email with next steps.
Apply to a Certificate Program as a new international student.
New International Certificate Application
Phase 2: International Student Commitment to Participate Application
Once your Phase 1 application is reviewed and approved, you will be emailed a link to complete the Phase 2 application. Review the Phase 2 application thoroughly, complete the application steps, and pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit. The $500 deposit is part of the total $4,500* International Program Fee. After you pay your $500 deposit, you will secure your placement in the program and will have a remaining program fee balance of $4,000 which will be paid during Phase 5 of the application process.
Please note: Quarterly program fees are separate from and do not include program tuition.
Outside the U.S.
with Current I-20
|November 1, 2022
||November 15, 2022
|January 1, 2023
||January 15, 2023
After you submit your Phase 2 application, please allow 3-5 business days for the IP-GEO to review your application. You will receive an email with the next steps.
Phase 3: Certificate Program Candidacy Application
After your Phase 2 application is approved, you will receive an email from the IP-GEO with instructions to complete Phase 3 of the application. You will receive a link to complete your certificate program candidacy application and pay the candidacy fee ($0-$300, depending on the program).
Complete the certificate candidacy application. The certificate candidacy fee (if applicable) will be added to your cart. This fee must be paid along with the $500 deposit to complete the I-20 application in Phase 4. Once you have completed the candidacy application, please email the IP-GEO at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
After you confirm that you have completed the Phase 3 application, please allow 3-5 business days for the IP-GEO to review your application. You will receive an email with next steps.
Phase 4: I-20 Application
Once you have completed Phases 2 and 3 of the application process, you will receive an email from the IP-GEO with instructions to complete Phase 4: the I-20 Application. Complete this application to begin the process of obtaining an F-1 student visa. You will receive the link six months before your program starts at the earliest. It is important to complete your I-20 application fully and as soon as possible so you have plenty of time to go through the visa process. If you have any questions about the I-20 Application or F-1 visas, please contact the International Student Services Office at email@example.com.
Prepare Supporting Documents
Before beginning your I-20 application, review the information below.
Please note that all supporting documents uploaded with your application must be in either .pdf .jpg format.