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 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:

  1. Original Bank Statement indicating available funds totaling $46,180 US Currency
  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.

Transfer I-20 Required Documentation

If you are transferring from another US college, university or institution, in addition to items 1-4 above, you must also complete and submit the Transfer Release Form and provide us with a copy of your current I-20. Once we have the documents we need and a decision has been made on your application, the I-20 will be completed within 7-10 business days.

Document Submission

You may upload your documentation via MyCDM once you have applied and received your Campus Connect username and password.

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
14 E. Jackson (Daley)
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

(312) 362-8714