Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United States.
No, international students cannot study part time. U.S. immigration law requires that all international students on F1 student visas maintain full-time enrollment. To be considered full time, undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 12 quarter credits. Graduate students must be registered for a minimum of 9 quarter credits to be considered full time.
Once we receive your materials, we will send you a letter to confirm the receipt of your application. If admitted, a Notice of Admission and a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form) will be mailed to you.
Most international students attending SU hold student (F1) visas. After you are admitted to SU you will receive a Notification of Admission and a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form). In order to obtain a student visa, present the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form) to a United States embassy or consulate. The U.S. Department of State offers more information about obtaining a student visa. If you are attending a college or university in the United States, you must obtain a new Form I-20 from Stetson University. Be sure to complete the International Student Transfer Form from World: International Learning. Your SEVIS record must be released from your former school to Stetson University. If you have specific questions about student visas, you can contact World: International Learning at (386) 822-8165.
Yes, all students must submit an immunization record. Stetson University requires proof of measles (Rubeola) and mumps immunity of all entering international students. Information about required shots is available through Stetson’s Health Services.