How to apply?

The procedures may be different for students who are applying from outside the U.S. and who are already in the U.S. We are here to guide you step by step.

As an international student, you will require an I-20 and we will prepare it for you. An I-20 is the official non-immigrant document that a student takes to the U.S. embassy to apply for an F-1 student visa. You will bring your Form I-20 with you when you enter the United States. You will present it to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of entry when you arrive. You may arrive up to 30 days before the start date listed on your Form I-20.


  • Fill out the application form. 
  • Pay $125 Document Processing Fee (non-refundable)
  • Send us the requested documents so we can prepare your acceptance letter and I-20 to apply for a visa appointment. 
  • Apply for a visa interview.
  • Fly to the U.S. and join us
  • Fill out the application form. 
  • Pay $125 Document Processing Fee (non-refundable)
  • Submit a copy of your passport and F-1 visa page.
  • Send us the requested documents so we can prepare your acceptance letter.
  • Pay one month of tuition and fees.
  • Your school will release your SEVIS.
  • Come to Mentora for course registration.  
  • Fill out the application form. 
  • Pay $125 Document Processing Fee (non-refundable)
  • Send us the requested documents so we can prepare your acceptance letter and I-20 to apply for a change of status visa.
  • Pay one month of tuition and fees.
  • Come to Mentora for course registration. 

Visa Application Process

After you receive your I-20 form from Mentora College, you must then pay the SEVIS fee. This can be paid at Make sure to print out the receipt for your records before closing the screen. Contact your US Consulate to find out what additional documents you need to bring with you for your meeting. 

Have you received your Visa? Congratulations!

You are ready to come to the U.S. after your visa is granted, please contact Mentora College to receive your pre-departure information. You should contact Mentora College no later than three days after you arrive in the U.S. 

Mentora College Loyalty Program

Mentora College Institutional Agreement

This program will offer different tuition assistances per session for domestic and international students.

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