Home : International Students : Future Students : After Admission, Before Arrival : Acceptance Materials And The I-20 Form

Acceptance Materials And The I-20 Form

Once we receive your admission application packet, our admissions staff will determine your eligibility to be a student at Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS).  If you are accepted, we will prepare and send acceptance materials to the address listed on your application via Federal Express or DHL.

The acceptance packet contains important personalized information and documents students need to apply and obtain their student visa.  It will also include information about preparing for arrival in Spokane. 

For further information on how to study in the United States and how to maintain your visa status once you arrive here, Homeland Security provides a great step-by-step guide for Prospective and Current Students regarding their visa to study in the U.S., http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.  The guide there is in English and other languages. 

SEVIS I-20 Form

Together with your current passport, the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) I-20 form are the most important documents you will need in order to apply for a visa and enter the United States.  The three-page I-20 form is a document we send you, along with other documents, to take to the consulate or embassy in your home country in order to get your visa.  All international students must keep the I-20 in their possession throughout their stay in the US as an F-1 student.

When you receive your I-20 form from CCS, sign and date the I-20 on the bottom of page one.  Your signature indicates that you have read page two of the I-20 and that you understand the terms and conditions of your immigration status.  Here is a sample of what page one of the I-20 looks like.  Remember, however, all three pages of the I-20 you receive must be kept together.

To issue an I-20 Form, CCS will enter your relevant information into SEVIS.  SEVIS has an online database created and maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.  It tracks students and exchange visitors while they are in the United States.  As a SEVIS-approved educational institution, CCS will regularly update the SEVIS records of all international students with each student's enrollment information after the student is admitted to CCS.