Accepted Master's/Doctorate Degree International Students
Students Accepted into the Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistant, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Forensic Science and Genetic Counseling Programs, will be contacted by the Office of Enrollment Management Office regarding the date when the First $500 USD Deposit for the program is due. A Second Deposit of $1,000 USD will be required at a later date, and the deadline will again be communicated to students by the Enrollment Management Office. **Students in the Genetic Counseling Program do not need to submit a second deposit.
Students Accepted into the Counseling Psychology program will be required to submit a $200 Deposit. Students Accepted into the MBA program will be required to submit a $250 Deposit. Students accepted into the Doctorate of Education program will be required to submit a $500 Deposit. Deadlines for the deposit will be communicated to the students by the Office of Enrollment Management Office.
Students entering all other Master’s and Doctorate Programs are not required to submit a Deposit. Please inform your Enrollment Management Counselor upon the receipt of your Acceptance Letter if you wish to attend the program.
There are 3 different ways for students to deposit:
**As each way to deposit has different information required for the transaction to go through, please let the Office of Enrollment know how you plan to deposit, and you will be given instructions as to how to deposit.
Declaration of Finances
For Students entering the Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistant, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Forensic Science, and Genetic Counseling Programs, you will be instructed to submit your Declaration of Finances after the receipt of your First Deposit. For students entering all other Masters / Doctorate Programs, you will be instructed to submit your Declaration of Finances upon the Receipt of your Acceptance Letter.
Your Declaration of Finances must demonstrate that you or a sponsor have enough liquid funds to cover the cost of one year of your Arcadia education minus any scholarships you receive, plus the cost of living expenses for that year.
Your Declaration of Finances must include the following financial documents / information:
Official Copies of your sponsor’s (or your) bank statements demonstrating sufficient funds. The Bank Statement must show the following:
The Bank’s Official Name and Official Seal
Your Full Legal Name (or your Sponsors)
Three (3) Consecutive months of transactions leading up to the date of the Acceptance Letter
The Official Currency of the Statement
If you have a Sponsor, your sponsor will need to submit a Letter of Support. The Letter must state the following:
Your Sponsors Full Legal Name
The Relationship Between You and your Sponsor
The Monetary Amount of Support to be given from the Bank Account
The Duration of the Financial Support
In order to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must present an I-20 or DS-2019 form issued by Arcadia University to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. The Office of International Affairs will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 once your Declaration of Finances is reviewed and accepted. You will receive the I-20 or DS-2019 form and enrollment packet via express mail. You should apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Please call the office in your country to see what documentation is required for the visa application. A helpful website is: http://travel.state.gov.
Please remember that you will need to schedule an interview as part of the process and that the application procedures may have changed since 9/11/01. Many consular posts now only process F-1 or J-1 visa applications by mail. Therefore, you should allow plenty of time for the process, keeping in mind that the busiest months for consular sections are June, July and August. You should plan to have your Declaration of Finances submitted in early May, so the review process can begin as quickly as possible.
For students holding a current I-20 from another school
If you are a student who is currently attending a U.S. school on an F-1 visa, please download and follow the instructions in order to transfer your I-20 record. In addition, please send us a copy of the photo page from your passport, a copy of your F-1 visa and a copy of your current I-20.