*Keller Graduate School of Management cannot guarantee a prospective student will be issued a Visa. A prospective student should not make final travel plans or buy tickets until he or she has been granted a Visa.
When accepted by Keller Graduate School of Management, prospective students will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Prospective students must pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. Keller Graduate School of Management will provide prospective student with a Form I-20 to present to the consular officer when attending Visa interview. Visit the U.S. Immigration & Customs website to learn about paying SEVIS I-901 fee.
There are several steps to apply for a Visa. Please consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where intend to apply.
Complete Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160:
While completing online Form DS-160, prospective student will upload their photo. Photo must be in the format explained in Photograph Requirements.
Schedule an appointment for Visa interview at U.S. embassy or consulate in country where prospective student lives. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and Visa category, so apply for Visa early. Review interview wait times for location where apply.
Fees: Pay the non-refundable Visa application fee, if required to pay before interview. For current fees for Department of State government services, please review: Fees.
Gather required documentation before Visa interview:
*Additional documents may be requested to establish that prospective student is qualified.
Additional requested documents may include evidence of:
Certain ties to home country are perceived to give solid reasons to return from the United States after student finishes studies. Official documents that show strong ties to home country are helpful to bring to the Visa interview. For example:
During a Visa interview, a consular officer will determine whether or not a prospective student is qualified to receive a Visa. When a Visa is approved, the prospective student may pay a Visa issuance fee if applicable to nationality, and will be informed how the passport with Visa will be returned. Please review the Visa processing time, to learn how soon the passport with Visa will be ready for pick-up or delivery.
If denied a Visa, the prospective student will receive a formal notice from U.S. immigration authorities explaining reason for denial and offering option to apply again with new information. If this happens, please contact your Keller Graduate School of Management International Admissions Advisor immediately and fax or email a copy of denial notice so Keller Graduate School of Management can update files and make recommendations for the prospective student in case he or she wishes to reapply.
Keller Graduate School of Management cannot guarantee a prospective student will be issued a Visa. A prospective student should not make final travel plans or buy tickets until he or she has been granted a Visa.
1) Leave the United States and follow the same process if student were applying to come to the United States from home country to study:
2) Remain in the United States and submit an application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to change nonimmigrant status by following these steps:
* Refer to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Guide on Change of Status