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Providence College
Office of Admission
Harkins Hall 103
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918
U.S.A.

Phone:  +1-401-865-2535
Fax:  +1-401-865-2826
E-mail: international@providence.edu
 

Christine A. Hickey
Assistant Dean of Admission
Coordinator of International Admission
Contact for Canada, Europe, and Africa

Fr. Iriarte Andújar, O.P.
Associate Dean of Admission
Contact for Latin America
E-mail: iandujar@providence.edu

Michelle L. Carrara
Assistant Dean of Admission
Contact for Asia, Oceania, Bahamas, and Bermuda
Email: mcarrara@providence.edu

Student Visa Process


In order to study in the U.S., international students must obtain a student visa. Providence College will issue the Form I-20, which you will need in order to obtain a student visa. The process of obtaining the I-20 form from Providence College is as follows: 

In order to have been admitted to Providence College, you will have submitted: 

  • completed Common Application
  • proof of English proficiency
  • proper financial documentation
    • Current bank statements (no more than 90 days prior to submission)
    • International Student Certification of Finances (If not applying for financial aid) OR
    • International Student Financial Aid Application (if applying for financial aid)

In order to enroll at Providence College upon being admitted, you must submit:  

  • ​A signed copy of the Enrollment Reservation Form (included in your acceptance packet)
  • The $700.00 enrollment fee, which can be sent in U.S. funds via check, bank transfer, or through our Pay to Study online system
  • International Transfer Student Form (for students currently holding an F-I Visa)

In late May/early June, Providence College will issue your first semester bill. At this time, students must submit:

  • A copy of your Passport Identification Page (clearly copied or scanned)
  • An updated Certification of Finances Form, showing coverage for the cost of a full year of attendance minus any Providence College grant or scholarship 
  • Updated, current bank statements demonstrating the availability of the required funds from each sponsoring individual (student, family member, organization, etc.) 
  • Proof that payment for the first semester – minus any Providence College scholarship award amount – has been deposited in a U.S. bank or put in a Providence College escrow account established for the first semester
Upon receipt of the above, Providence College will issue your I-20 and send it to your home address. We are not able to scan and send the form or SEVIS number electronically. This process can take multiple weeks to complete. Once you have received the I-20, you may login to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) submit the required I-901 form and fee. You will then be able to make an appointment with the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Study in the States​ website provides information on how to make your American Embassy or Consulate appointment, as well as how to prepare for your interview. 

Should you have questions about this process, please contact the International Recruitment Team at international@providence.edu.

 
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