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I20 Process

This process starts after you have been accepted by WAU. International Students need to give evidence of their ability to meet all financial obligations to the College during the proposed course of study, in order to receive the I-20 form, and thus, a student visa.

Step 1. You must be accepted as a student at Washington Adventist University

Step 2. You must submit a completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility form.

Step 3. You must present the bank statements of your financial sponsor.

Step 4. You must pay the escrow deposit of $1000 (students from Canada, Bermuda and Bahamas are exempt from escrow deposit). This is a refundable deposit.

The I-20 form will be issued by WAU when all the above have been submitted to the Admissions Office at WAU. This I-20 form is essential to your being issued a student visa by the U.S. Embassy in your country of citizenship. THE I-20 DOCUMENT IS NOT A STUDENT VISA. THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING: BANK STATEMENTS, I-20 FORM, CERTIFICATE OF FINANCE AND OR AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT, WILL BE NECCESSARY FOR YOUR BEING CONSIDERED FOR A STUDENT VISA AND SHOULD BE PRESENTED TO THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.


School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.