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 $42,160 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.

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CDM Graduate Admission Office
243 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

(312) 362-8714