International students requiring an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status) to apply for a student visa or to transfer F-1 status to FIT must document their ability to meet all educational and living expenses while studying in the United States. Instructions and specific amounts required to be documented may be found in the 2012 International Student Financial Statement (ISFS). The 2012 ISFS is the only form accepted by FIT for this purpose.
The 2012 ISFS may be downloaded from the Office of International Student Advisorsí web page at www.fitnyc.edu/oisa. Submit it immediately. The I-20 form will be issued within ten days of receipt of the ISFS and the Tuition Deposit.
Federal regulations require that all international students report to the Office of International Student Advisors within 30 days of the start of the semester. To comply with this requirement, students must attend a mandatory International Student Orientation to be held during the week of orientation; the International Student Orientationís specific date, time, and location, as well as information on obtaining an F-1 visa and maintenance of status, may be found on the Office of International Student Advisorsí web page, www.fitnyc.edu/oisa. Failure to attend the International Student Orientation will jeopardize studentsí F-1 status in the United States.
Students not requiring an I-20 form issued by FIT must complete the I-20 waiver section on page 4 of the ISFS and submit it to the Office of International Student Advisors to inform FIT of this decision.