Download the Concordia Arrival Checklist
In the checklist you will find information on:
Upon acceptance to the University, a $300 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required. This is not an additional fee, but a payment that secures your spot at the University and is put towards your tuition upon arrival. This deposit is not refundable and expires after 1 calendar year. Pay tuition deposit.
Fill out your I-20 documents
After you have been admitted to Concordia as an International student, please review the below steps to apply for an F1 or J1 VISA.
If you would like Concordia to mail you a physical F1 I-20 document, please follow these directions. If you have questions, please email email@example.com to reach our Office of International Student Services.
Pay your SEVIS (Student/Exchange Visitor Information System) payment
You can pay your SEVIS online with a credit or debit card, send a check or money order in the post, or use Western Union Quick Pay.
Be sure to pay your fee at least three days before scheduling your visa interview. And please note if your payment hasn’t gone through, you might be turned away from your visa interview. Visit SEVIS online for more information.
Schedule your visa appointment
First, visit U.S. Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times online to check the current appointment wait time. Then, schedule your appointment by following these steps:
Come to the U.S.!
You may enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20. If you can’t make it to the U.S. by your start date, please contact the Office of International Student Services and let them know why you’re going to be late. If you can’t make it to the U.S. this semester, you’ll need to fill out the I-20 Deferral Request Form and submit a $50 deferral request fee. This fee covers the cost of sending you a new I-20.