Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to get an I-20?
When an International Student Application is received in our office, it
must be reviewed by a professional admissions staff member and documents
are checked for accuracy and eligibility criteria. The application is
usually reviewed within one week after it is received in our office.
After the review time, applicants are notified
by letter of the admissions decision. If you are an overseas applicant, you
should expect to receive your answer from us within about a month after
submitting the documents. Local applicants within the United States will
usually be notified sooner.
The use of e-mail has reduced the length of
time applicants may have to wait to hear from us. However, it is important
to understand that verification of foreign documents requires a more complicated
process and applicants need to plan ahead to schedule their admissions and start
If you are approved for admission, you will
receive the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to attend Moraine Valley
Community College. If you are not approved, you will be notified of the
reason. Contact the
student services specialist for information.
Can I submit some documents now and
Students who submit incomplete applications and
are expecting a partial review of these documents cannot be accommodated with a
document-by-document evaluation. The requirements for application are
clear, and students must comply with these. When a complete application is
submitted, you can expect a more timely review and response If an
incomplete application is submitted, you will be notified of this determination
and your admission will be delayed. It is recommended that you submit all
your required documents together in one envelope if you wish a timely and
efficient processing of your application.
Will you notify me if there is a
Yes, the notification letter will be sent out and will inform you if there is a
missing or incomplete document. You can expect to receive this in the mail
within one month after submitting your application packet to us.
Will you e-mail me about my
We will not e-mail you immediately, but would be happy to respond to your e-mail
questions. However, please do not e-mail us until we have time to review your
application. After the two-week review period, you may wish to contact us to
request an update on the status of your application. For questions about
your application, contact us at
Can I arrive early before my
You are allowed to arrive early, up to 30 days before classes begin. However, we
do not provide the airport pick up service or host home placements until the
week before International Student Orientation begins. The Arrival Dates
recommended for each semester are posted in the section for Newly
I am already in the country and I
want to register. What should I do?
If you are in the United States, and you have your own housing already, or you
will be assisted in your housing by a local relative, we may invite you to come
in and take your required English tests at an earlier date, before the
International Student Orientation Week. Contact the
student services specialist to notify us of your early arrival in the
area, and we will schedule an early test and advising appointment.
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