How to Obtain Your Form I-20
Deadlines for Obtaining Your I-20 or DS-2019
Below are the deadlines for ALL international students to submit the necessary documents to obtain a form I-20 from GWSB. Please note: we will not process ANY documents until you have been accepted into a degree program and have paid your deposit.
Students who submit documents past the deadline will NOT be issued a form I-20 for the semester. If you have missed the deadline you may contact your degree program office to request deferral to the following semester.
- April 15th | Summer EAP Program: This deadline is for students who have expressed interest in our Summer English for Academic Purposes program.
- June 24th | Students Applying for an F-1 Visa Outside of the U.S.: This deadline is required of all international students who are applying for an initial attendance I-20 and will be applying for an F-1 visa outside of the United States.
- July 25th | Students Transferring a SEVIS Record: This deadline is required of all international students who are currently in the United States and have an active SEVIS record.
International Student Support Videos
Student Visas & Form I-20
This video is for ALL international students who will attend GWSB and require a form I-20. The video will show you how to properly complete the forms, and how to submit them to GWSB.
Transferring a SEVIS Record
This video is for international students currently in the United States with an active SEVIS record and plan to transfer their SEVIS record to GWSB.
Bringing Dependents on an F-2 Visa
This video is for international students who wish to bring dependents with them on an F-2 visa. Dependents are defined as a spouse or child.
Visa Request & Financial Certification Form (VRFC)
ALL international students must CORRECTLY complete this form in order to obtain a form I-20. You must submit the most up-to-date version of the form. Older versions WILL NOT be accepted. Please refer to the instructional video for a detailed explanation of how to properly complete and submit the VRFC form.
The cost of graduate programs at the School of Business might vary from the average cost listed on the visa request form. Therefore, when providing your financial documents, ensure that your funds correspond to the estimated cost of the program in which you are enrolled.
Visa Request & Financial Certification Form (Summer EAP Option)
All students who plan to participate in the Summer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program must complete this form in order to obtain an I-20.
SEVIS Transfer Form
This form is for all students in the United States wishing to transfer their SEVIS record to GWSB. Please refer to the instructional video for a detailed explanation of how to complete and submit the SEVIS Transfer Form.
The Dependent Information Form
This form is for international students who wish to have dependents accompany them while they are at GWSB. Please refer to the instructional video for a detailed explanation of how to complete and submit the Dependent Information Form.
The International Student Office (ISO)
The ISO is the University’s student immigration and international student support center. If you have any questions regarding student immigration issues, please refer to their website and contact them directly.
The Graduate Admissions Office
The graduate admissions office has all information for prospective and current graduate students at GWU. The have information regarding international student requirements and funding. Please refer to their website for all information regarding international student funding that is not part of your admissions package.
Education USA is a State Department supported network with advising centers around the world that provides international students with valuable knowledge on applying to US Colleges and Universities.