International Study Center

Visa information

Joining the on-campus program

Before you arrive on campus, you will need a valid student visa. You should apply for a visa as soon as possible, while you’re learning online, so that you’re ready to join us on campus next semester.

A visa is a document stating your eligibility to live and study in the U.S. It is essential to have a valid visa before you make travel plans.

You will need an F-1 (non-immigrant) student visa to study at a U.S. university.

Steps to obtain a student visa

  1. Receive your I-20 from Lynn University. Review it carefully.
  2. Pay the SEVIS fee online at
  3. Complete the form DS-160 to begin your visa process.
  4. Schedule and prepare for your visa interview. You will need to gather several supporting documents.
  5. Attend your visa interview at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy.
  6. Wait for your F-1 entry visa.

Contact the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your country for more information about the procedure for applying for a student visa. For full visa guidance, visit

It is best to apply early for the visa to make sure that there is sufficient time for visa processing. We recommend that all students apply for their visa as soon as they have all the required documentation. Notify directly once your visa status is known. Please tell the International Study Center when you have made an appointment, and notify us of the outcome of that appointment.

At your visa interview, you will need to demonstrate that you are coming to the U.S. to study, that you can afford to do so, and that your English language level meets Lynn University’s guidelines. To prepare, you should think about why you have chosen to study in the U.S. and why you want to come to Lynn University. You should also gather evidence of support to cover your educational and living expenses.

Supporting documents

View a list of documents we need to see alongside your application.

Entry requirements

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Find out the academic and English language entry requirements you need to join our program.

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