Students

Admitted Students

The Office of International Student Services welcomes you as a new student to Wheaton College, and is pleased to provide you with the following information.

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Immigration Responsibilities

Once you are accepted, Wheaton College will send you a Form I-20 (immigration document). This verifies that you have been accepted into a specific degree program for the expected length of your program, and that you have documented a certain amount of funds available for your education and living expenses.

All international students will then need to apply for an F-1 Student Visa. In order to apply for this visa you will be required to present Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. You must have a passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date for at least six months after your proposed date of entry into the U.S.  Graduate international students in the F-1 visa category are required to live within a 75 mile radius of the Wheaton College campus in Wheaton, Illinois.

We hope to provide all the information necessary for obtaining your visa, preparing you to enter the country, and maintaining your visa status.

Adjusting to a new culture

Our International Student Handbook addresses many of the issues you might face as you encounter a different culture and offers successful adjustment strategies. 

Arriving at Wheaton

We hope to highlight aspects of the campus and Wheaton to make for a more smooth transition. We have also provided a list of items you may want to bring (and leave behind).

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