FINDING YOUR WAY AS AN

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

PREVIEW THE KEY STEPS

The International Student should understand that entry to the United States as a  Living Arts student does not have to be a complicated process. The School of Creative Arts at Living Arts College is your destination for a rewarding educational experience ... and begins with connecting with your Living Arts Adviser

Connect with an email to: adviser@living-arts-college.edu  Or, phone during New York hours, +1 919.488.8504
Your Adviser will gather information on your potential to work toward acceptance. Your Adviser who will review theses first steps:
 

  • Complete the International Application ... being sure to soon send along a clear image of your native country passport page(s) displaying your name, date of birth, signature and your photo. There is no charge for completing this step.
     

  • Schedule a "live" contact with your assigned Adviser ... easily accomplished with ZOOM or similar Internet based system. This time helps us learn your use of English ... and takes a look at beginning discovery of your potential to becoming a Creativity Professional. Your International Application is due following contact with your Adviser and/or members of the Admissions Office.
     

  • Your Advising team will follow along with easy to understand documentation working to complete all steps leading to receive a student F1 status visa to study at Living Arts. Your biggest challenge be that parts of the process may take a few calendar weeks. One must work in advance of a preferred class start date.

  • Understand Living Arts does not support full scholarships.

Understand the I-20 Form for gaining entry visa as a Living Arts international student  

Living Arts will prepare your personal I-20 Form original (no copy) ... to be used for obtaining your entry to the USA visa as a valid Living Arts international student. 

Checklist for I-20 Form

  • Completed & signed Application form

  • Submitted tuition related amount due

  • Completed & signed enrollment agreement

  • Original or official copies of all educational transcripts (high school &, if applicable, university level academic records) and diplomas ... prepared in English or official, complete English translation.

  • Completed and signed Sponsor's Statement of Financial Support (not required if student is self-sponsored)

  • Official Financial Supporting Documents (bank statements). Financial statements typically provided by bank, must verify liquid funds available to cover educational costs plus living expenses, etc.

  • Copy of passport proving birth date and citizenship.

  • Non-immigrants residing in U.S. at time of application, a photocopy of their visa page from the student's passport.

  • Non-immigrants residing in U.S. at time of application in F, M, or J nonimmigrant classification, a completed International Student Transfer Clearance form & copy of previous I-20 or DS-2019 form

  • Nonimmigrant applicants residing in the U.S. at time of application, a print out of the I-94 electronic arrival record: www.chp.gov/I94

  • Acceptance to full course of study at Living Arts College letter on file.

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency.