Understanding F and J Visas
F-1 Student Visa & Form I-20
The F-1 student visa is the most common student visa type and is issued to students who are admitted to a full-time academic or language program. Concord University only offers the F-1 student visa and Form I-20 for undergraduate students. The Office of International Admissions issues Form I-20’s to admitted students who have been able to show adequate financial support.
Once students receive their Form I-20, they can apply for the F-1 Visa at a US embassy/consulate in their home country.
Admitted students must provide a bank statement or official letter showing at least $32,000 USD in liquid assets (savings account, retirement savings, etc). Financial documents must be no older than 6 months, prior to the start of school. Only original documents will be accepted.
J-1 Student Visa & DS-2019
The J-1 student visa is an exchange visitor visa issued to undergraduate and language program students participating in an approved program. In order to apply for the J-1 student visa, students must first receive their DS-2019 from the Office of Multicultural Affairs.