International applicants follow the regular admissions procedure. As a special consideration, however, the College may grant international dance and music applicants permission to send samples or videos of their performances in lieu of a live audition.
Upon being admitted to the College, international students will receive in their admissions package important travel and F-1 information and an I-20 application form. If a student decides to enroll in Fei Tian under the F-1 visa classification, the student must submit to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid a completed I-20 application and required supporting documentation, along with a completed Intent to Enroll Form.
Upon review by the Office of International Services, the College will create an initial Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record and issue a I-20 Form to the student.
It is the student’s responsibility to sign the I-20 Form and keep it safe, pay the required I-901 SEVIS fee (refer to www.ice.gov/sevis for detailed information), and obtain an F-1 student visa (see Applying for an F-1 Student Visa) if the student is not currently studying in the U.S. with an active F-1, or unless he or she is from a visa-exempt country (i.e., Canada or Bermuda).
After entering the United States, all international students must report to the Office of International Services within 30 days of the program start date listed on the I-20 Form to validate their intended participation at the College. Failure to do so may invalidate a student’s legal status in the U.S.
International students are required to keep all versions of their I-20 Form and their passport, visa (or I-94 for Canadian/Bermudan citizens), and other official documents in a safe and accessible place and pay attention to their respective expiration dates.