Student Visas

Student Visas

CDM Admission is happy to assist international students with the I-20 application process. International students are not required to submit visa-related documents at the time of 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:

  1. Original Bank Statement indicating available funds totaling $49,276 US Currency. Funds must be in a checking or savings account and the statement must be dated in the last 6 months.
  2. Complete an Affidavit of Support if funds are from a source other than the applicant.
  3. A photocopy of your passport or I-94 card.
  4. 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 review the I-20 document checklist and detailed instructions for the ISS portal (accessible to admitted students only).

Transfer I-20 Required Documentation

If you are transferring from another US college, university or institution, please refer to the Request I-20 Document Checklist webpage.

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.

Review our Graduate STEM programs.

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CDM Graduate Admission Office
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 8500
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday through Thursday
9:00am to 6:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm

(312) 362-8714