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International Student Admissions Policies

Initial Students:

  • APPLY to and meet all the admission requirements for the school of your choice in the Diocese of Richmond.
  • PAY registration fee to attend a school in the Diocese of Richmond
  • ONCE  the student has been accepted and the registration fee has been paid an I-20 application along with an acceptance letter will be sent to the PDSO (Primary Designated School Official) to be processed and mailed to student in their home country
  • PAY the SEVIS I-901 Fee  and save a copy of your receipt.
  • SCHEDULE a visa interview with the local U.S. Consulate.

Transfer-In Students:

  • APPLY to and meet all the admission requirements for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond school of choice.
  • PAY the Registration Fee to the Diocese of Richmond
  • CURRENT school should COMPLETE the Diocese of Richmond Transfer-In Form and submit it to the school of choice in the Diocese of Richmond
  • CURRENT school will need to Transfer current I-20 using the Diocese of Richmond SEVIS Codes
  • CURRENT school will  complete and submit an I-20 application along with a copy of the acceptance letter, current passport and visa to the PDSO.
    • If classes are in session, the student must continue to attend classes until the transfer release date.
    • The transfer release date is determined in consultation with the Designated School Official of the current school.
  • THE PDSO will complete and process the Transfer with an updated I-20 and mail the new official I-20 to the student

Transfer-Out Students:

Submit the following to the Office of Catholic Schools:

  • Acceptance letter to new school
  • Completed Transfer-Out Form as required by new school
  • Contact information for the International Student Adviser at new school
  • SEVIS School Code for new school
    • If classes are in session, the student must continue to attend classes until the transfer release date.
    • The transfer release date is determined in consultation with the Designated School Official of the current school.
    • For high school graduates, the I-20 will be released to the college or university on the date of graduation.