Prior to beginning their studies, students who are not U.S. citizens or green card holders must secure a visa. Most such students will need an F-1 or J-1 visa. The Office for International Services (OIS) can help students determine which visa is appropriate for their situation. The process for securing a visa should be completed as early as possible after a student accepts the offer of admission to Fordham University, as students frequently encounter delays.
Please visit the website of the OIS's webpage for admitted students for detailed instructions on how to secure your visa. The first step is to complete the Application for Certification of Eligibility (AFCOE) and submit it to OIS at email@example.com.
Access the AFCOE
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have previously deferred their admission must obtain a new Form I-20 or DS-2019 from the Office for International Services.
Part-time students are not eligible for an F-1 or J-1 visa.