To maintain legal F-1 student status at PSU, you are required to:
- Maintain full-time enrollment and earn a passing grade in all your courses.
- Maintain a minimum of 70% attendance rate for classes.
- Register on time for your classes.
- Conform to regulations for travel outside of the U.S. and keep your passport valid all the time.
- Accept no off-campus employment without written permission from the Department of Homeland Security; work no more than twenty hours per week on campus while attending school on a full-time basis.
- Follow school policies and procedures.
Admissions for International Student
Most international students attending PSU hold student (F-1) visas. After you are admitted to PSU you will receive an Acceptance letter and a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form). In order to obtain a student visa, present the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form) to a United States Embassy or Consulate. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offers more information about obtaining a student visa.
Starting on October 27, 2008, the US Department of Homeland Security implemented a new $200.00 fee for all F-1 students. The aim of the fee is to maintain, update and fund the SEVIS System. All new applicants applying for F-1 Status for the first time must pay the SEVIS fee and provide proof of the payment to the US Consulate or Embassy for the Visa interview. There are different methods you can use to pay for the SEVIS fee. For more information about the SEVIS Program, visit the following website: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/
No. We do not accept applications by e-mail. You need to mail your application and all supporting documents to our mailing address:
Pacific States University
3424 Wilshire Blvd, Fl. 12
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Toll Free: (888) 200-0383
Phone: (323) 731-2383
Fax: (323) 731-7276
Quarters are shorter academic units than semesters, and allow a school to offer four different sessions of classes per year. PSU holds classes in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters each year.
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Each quarter is eleven (11) weeks in length. In general, one quarter unit is equal to 11 contact hours of lecture, 22 contact hours of laboratory work, or 22 contact hours of field-based activities. Courses usually carry four (4) units of credits.The dates below are intended to provide a general overview of the timing of the admissions cycle. Many of these dates are estimates and will vary from year to year. Please only use this as a general guide and students should consult the admissions officer for specific dates.
Yes. PSU admits students for a specific term. If you wish to enroll for a term later than that for which you are admitted, you must request for deferment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org pay a fee of $20. The deferment request must be within one month of the initial program start date, unless you need to reapply and pay all fees associated with admission.
No, international students are not required to pay an advance tuition deposit. You must notify the Office of Admissions of your decision to attend by emailing email@example.com or calling 1 (323) 723-2383.
Check with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs for services available for international students.
United States Department of Homeland Security regulations specify that students with a F-1 visa may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days prior to the beginning of the university semester, as noted on your I-20. It is advisable to give yourself enough time to find a place to live and settle in before starting class. You should have completed check-in at the Admissions Office, found permanent housing and registered for classes before the final day of class registration.
- Original SEVIS I-20 form (all 3 pages)
- Acceptance letter
- F-1 student visa stamp in passport
- Valid passport
- Financial documents consistent with I-20
- U.S. port of entry stamp in I-20.
- I-20 of dependents if you have any dependents travelling with you.
- F-1 student visa stamp in passport.
- I-94 (retrieve your electronic I-94 record at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/)
- Mailing/local address and contact phone number in the U.S.
- Cash / Money Order / Credit Cards / Checks for paying tuition at registration.