CDM Admission is happy to assist international students with the I-20 application process. International students are not required to submit a visa application prior to the review of their application.
Initial I-20 Required Documentation
International students requesting an I-20 must submit current (no earlier than 6 months prior to entry term) financial documents which include:
- Original Bank Statement indicating available funds totaling
$47,300 US Currency. Funds must be in a checking or savings account and the statement must be dated in the last 6 months.
- Complete an
Affidavit of Support if funds are from a source other than the applicant.
- A photocopy of your passport or I-94 card.
- A permanent international address.
- Available funds must be in Savings, Checking, Certificate of Deposit, or Money Market accounts only.
- Please note that if you are including a dependent(s) on the I-20, your bank statement must include an additional $5,000 for the first dependent and $4,000 for each additional dependent.
- All requests for an I-20 will be processed within 10 business days of receiving all of the above documents and an admission decision.
CDM will notify applicants of their acceptance to the university. Students will then complete the online I-20 request process at
go.depaul.edu/i20request (accessible to admitted students only).
Transfer I-20 Required Documentation
If you are transferring from another US college, university or institution, you must complete and submit the
Transfer Release Form and the provide Graduate Admission office with a copy of your current I-20. Once they have the documents they need and a decision has been made on your application, the I-20 will be completed within 7-10 business days.
STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for
Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce.
Graduate STEM programs.