I’ve been accepted! What happens next?

This $250 deposit holds your place at Concordia University and is not an additional fee. I-20 documents will only be sent after you have made the deposit. The deposit is only refundable if you do not receive your visa.

Click here to make your deposit today!

I received my I-20. How do I make my SEVIS payment?
Currently there are three options available to pay your SEVIS (Student/Exchange Visitor Information System) fee:

  • Credit or Debit Card Online
  • Check or Money Order in the Post
  • Western Union Quick Pay

Please be sure to pay your SEVIS fee at least three days prior to scheduling your visa interview. If your SEVIS payment has not gone through you may be turned away from your visa interview. Please see SEVIS webpage for more information.

I’ve paid my SEVIS fee. How do I schedule my visa appointment?

First, please visit the U.S. Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times Page to check on the current appointment wait time.
Next, you can schedule your appointment online by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to: http://www.usembassy.gov
  2. Select your world region
  3. Select your country of residence or the country in which you will attend a visa interview
  4. Select ‘Non-Immigrant Visas’
  5. Select ‘Schedule a Visa Interview’

Can I come to the U.S. before classes start?

Yes! You may enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20.

What should I do if I still want to come this semester, but won’t make it by the start date on my I-20?

Please try your hardest to make it to Concordia University by the date listed on your I-20. Exceptions to this date will only be made in extreme circumstances. Please contact the Office of International Student Services as soon as you’re aware that you may be late.

If my circumstances will not allow me to come this semester, how do I receive an I-20 for next semester?

Please fill out the I-20 Deferral Request Form and submit a $50 deferral request fee. This fee covers the cost of sending you a new I-20.