Admitted International Graduate: Next Steps



  1. REPLY TO YOUR ADMISSION OFFER [ + ]

    Log into your application account portal.  At the bottom, click on “Reply to Offer of Admission.”  This will confirm that you have received your acceptance letter and are interested in studying at Lewis University


  2. SUBMIT THE FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE SEVIS I-20 FORM [ + ]

    The US Immigration Services requires that all international students show proof of financial support for a minimum of 1 academic year.   Before you are eligible for the I-20 form, you must submit the following documents:

    1. Financial Responsibility and Support form
    2. Bank Statements that show the required amount

  3. APPLY FOR YOUR F1 STUDENT VISA [ + ]

    Assistance with the Visa application will be emailed to you.  For additional information, please visit the website of the US Department of State


  4. DECLARE YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL [ + ]

    After you have received your F1 visa, you are then required to pay your International Student tuition deposit.   Go to “Make a One-Time Payment” and select “Online Payments”, and then submit the $300 tuition deposit.  This payment will be applied to your first tuition invoice.  The deposit is non-refundable.


  5. REGISTER FOR CLASSES [ + ]

    Contact your Academic Advisor about registering for classes. 


  6. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS [ + ]

    International Student must submit two health record documents.  Students and parents can contact the Health Center with any questions. 

    1. TB Screening
    2. Immunization History

  7. REGISTER FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING [ + ]

    If you plan to live on campus, log into the myLewis portal and submit the online housing application.  The application requires a $100 housing deposit. 


  8. CONFIRM YOUR ARRIVAL [ + ]
      1. All international students must arrive for the New Student Orientation.  The date of the orientation will be emailed to you.  When you have reserved your flight to Chicago, please email International@lewisu.edu to confirm your arrival.