Downloadable Forms

 

Our next session begins September 1, 2020 (due to the COVID-19 virus we will teach remotely/online for the Fall 2020 program)

All NEW students need to submit the following materials:

  1. Completed application form with $290.00 non-refundable application and placement exam fee
  2. Completed PALS Policies & Procedure Form
  3. Proof of completion of GED or equivalent, high school or college transcript or diploma (no translation necessary)
  4. Valid identification (examples: passport page with student's name and date of birth or other government issued photo ID)

All CONTINUING students need to submit the following materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Payment of tuition and fees or current sponsorship/financial guarantee letter

In addition to the above requirements, students requiring an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa must also submit the following:

  1. PALS Financial Guarantee and Affidavit of Support/International Student Financial Statement form and provide bank letter(s)/statement(s) on bank stationary showing required minimum financial funding of $13,302.44 (for one semester).
  2. The sponsor must fill out the Affidavit of Sponsorship form; be sure that the sponsor's name is the same as on the bank document.
    * This document must be in English, must show money in U.S. dollars, must be dated within 6 months of date of initial enrollment, and must be an original, not a copy. [Due to COVID-19 we will accept a copy but must mail the original before the start of classes]
  3. Copy of passport page with student's name and date of birth
  4. University SEVIS fee: $250.00
  5. Mailing fee: $85.00 (for overseas mailing, if applicable)

F-1 Transfer Student must submit the following items:

  1. PALS Financial Guarantee and Affidavit of Support/International Student Financial Statement form and provide bank letter(s)/statement(s) on bank stationary showing required minimum financial funding of $13,302.44 (for one semester)
  2. The sponsor must fill out the Affidavit of Sponsorship form; be sure that the sponsor's name is the same as on the bank document.
    * This document must be in English, must show money in U.S. dollars, must be dated within 6 months of date of initial enrollment, and must be an original, not a copy. [Due to COVID-19 we will accept a copy but must mail the original before the start of classes]
  3. Copy of passport page with student's name and date of birth
  4. University SEVIS fee: $250.00
  5. F-1 visa page
  6. Copy of current I-20, pages 1 and 3 (from previous school)
  7. International Student Advisor report (completed by advisor at current or most recently attended school)

Other Info

  • Please allow 5–10 days' processing time. [There may be an extended delay due to PALS staff working remotely during COVID-19]
  • The student must pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online before their visa interview.
  • The student must schedule an interview in the home country and pay the visa fee before the interview.
  • F-1 students do not pay tuition until they have their visa approval.

 

UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (OISS)

  • VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE - ICE GUIDANCE:

    Dear Students, 

    We are pleased to inform you that the July 6 guidance and July 7 follow-up FAQ from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been cancelled by the federal government. The news was announced on July 14, during the hearing of the Harvard/M.I.T lawsuit filed against the ICE guidance

    This announcement overturned the guidance from ICE that barred international students in F-1 status from pursuing a fully online course load while staying in the US and maintaining their legal F-1 status. The government has agreed that this policy will not be implemented and that they will revert to the guidance that was issued on March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020.

    What this means for international students in F-1 status as of now:

  • If you are a returning/continuing student outside the country taking a full course-load of online credits offered by Rutgers, you can maintain your legal F-1 status while abroad.
  • If you are a returning/continuing student in the US taking a full course-load of online credits offered by Rutgers, you can stay in the US and maintain your legal status.
  • If you are a new student outside the country taking a full course-load of online credits offered by Rutgers, you can do so from outside the US. Your F-1 status will be activated when you come to the US but you are eligible to begin your studies at Rutgers from abroad in the fall semester.
  • If you are a new student in the US (transferring your SEVIS record to Rutgers or changing your status to F-1 for the fall) taking a full-course load of online credits offered by Rutgers, you can maintain your legal F-1 status.
  • We join you in celebrating this decision and commend all the efforts undertaken by students, faculty, and administrators to stop this policy from going into effect. The Rutgers administration, as well as faculty and students, contributed substantially to the legal and political fight against this latest attempt to limit the very positive minds that our international students bring to us.   READ MORE AT https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/oiss