The first step is getting a visa.
The F-1 visa is a student visa issued by the US Department of State. Most international students need an F-1 visa in order to study in the U.S. The most accurate F-1 visa information can be found at the website of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at www.travel.state.gov, or the U.S. Embassies in your country.
Form I-20, the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, is a document issued by SEVP-approved schools and allows foreign students to attend a full course of study. To be qualified for an I-20 form from Touro College Los Angeles, you must:
- Be fully accepted by the program
- Demonstrate proficiency in the English language with TOEFL, IETS, PTE Academic, or other appropriate test scores, certificates, or transcripts
- Submit a copy of your passport and proof of sufficient financial support for tuition, fees, and living expenses
- Provide foreign residence and mailing address information
You will be required to submit a copy of a letter of full acceptance to TCLA, copy of your passport, proof of English proficiency, foreign resident address, and proof of financial support to the PDSO for I-20 issuance purposes. If you are a transfer student, you will be required to submit additional documents.
Registrar & PDSO
(323) 822-9700 x85152