Visiting international students should use the following information to determine their immigration status. After determining immigration status, students should refer to the How to Apply page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply and select Summer@Syracuse course preferences at Syracuse University.
F-1 Student Visa
Visiting international students are required to study full-time at Syracuse University during the summer and must be on an F-1 student visa. Full-time enrollment is defined as registration for a minimum of 6 credits per summer session of enrollment.
For Students Requiring Visa Sponsorship:
Students who require sponsorship from SU for the F-1 student visa must submit an application which includes documentation indicating they have sufficient funds to support their studies while in Syracuse. Accepted students will be issued an I-20 form by SU for submission with their visa application in their home country. Financial Sponsorship Certification Form must be completed and submitted with official bank documentation stating that required funds for summer enrollment are available. The documentation must be in English and the funds must be converted to U.S. dollars. It is the student’s responsibility to document availability of additional required funds, if necessary.
For Students with Sponsorship by Other Universities:
- Students who are enrolled in another U.S. university program on an F-1 visa in the preceding spring semester, and who will continue studying at that same institution in the subsequent fall semester, may study at SU on their current F-1 visa. Students in this situation are eligible to study full-time or part-time.
- Students with a current F-1 visa whose I-20 will expire or whose college/university programs will end before enrolling in Summer@Syracuse must obtain an I-20 from SU for their summer studies.
B-1 and B-2 Visitor Visas
Students may not study under a visitor immigration classification if their main purpose for being in the country is to study at Syracuse University for the summer. It is required that international students study full-time under the F-1 student status. Refer to Section C on the How to Apply page.
Other Visas (for example, J-2, H-1, H-4)
If you are currently in the U.S. in a different non-immigrant category, you may be eligible to take courses at Syracuse University depending on your immigration status. Refer to Section D on the How to Apply page for more information.
If you have any questions about your immigration status, feel free to contact us. You can also view the official U.S. visa information source at http://travel.state.gov/visa.
This visa is not applicable to participate in the Visiting International Student Summer Program at Syracuse University.