If you need the Form I-20, a U.S. immigration document issued by Northeastern University to certify that you have met admission requirements for a full-time program of study and have provided sufficient financial support for your studies, the Office of Global Services (OGS) will process the request for the I-20 only after you have accepted the admission offer, paid the deposit and provided the required information and supporting documentation through the e-form in the online portal for Northeastern University international students. The I-20 is required to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate and to be in F-1 status within the U.S., so we encourage you to provide your documentation as soon as possible to provide ample time for the issuance of the I-20 and for your visa application process.
You must either submit financial and biographical information and documents to request an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, or you must submit your current study eligible visa classification if you will not request an I-20 and choose to remain in your current status.
Please note that some academic programs at Northeastern University have experiential learning requirements (e.g., co-op or study abroad). Immigration statuses other than F-1 may not allow for participation in such activities. If you are currently in another visa status and choose not to switch to an F-1 status, you may impact your ability to study full-time or engage in authorized employment/training, such as an internship, co-op or practicum. Should you have any questions on applying for a change of status to F-1, please email the Office of Global Services.
Once you have completed the proper form and submitted it, your request will be reviewed by the university. You will receive email updates on the status of your submission at your Northeastern University student email account.
If you have questions regarding the I-20 request procedure please contact Moki Smith, CAMD Graduate Student Services Manager, at [email protected].