Visa Process for International Applicants

Requesting Your I-20

If you are admitted and choose to enroll in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, we will submit a request for an I-20 on your behalf. GW's international services office reviews all requests for I-20s and will issue official documents to the Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Admissions and Recruitment once the request is approved.

After we receive your documents, the I-20 request process may take up to four weeks to complete.

To proceed, please submit the following documents at any time:

Documents That Must Be Original

  • The GW Visa Request and Financial Certificate Form with all original signatures
  • Bank letters, signed by a bank representative, confirming the status and balance of all student and sponsor accounts that will be used to support your educational costs
  • Letters of Government or Employer Sponsorship, if applicable

Documents That May Be Copies

  • Your passport pages showing your date of birth and passport expiration date
  • Any past visas for US travel, work or study
  • Any prior I-20 forms from past study in the US
  • Your current I-94 form if you are currently within the United States

If You Currently Hold a F-1 Visa

  • The F-1 Transfer Request Form completed by you and an international advisor at your current school
  • A signed statement waiving any remaining OPT time

Once you receive your I-20, you will be able to schedule your necessary embassy appointments to secure your visa. More information on requesting a visa is available through the International Services Office.

Documents should be mailed to:

Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Admissions and Recruitment
The George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20052
Related Links
International Applicant Requirements
Application Deadlines