Pre-Departure To Do List

Predeparture To-Do List: complete the steps below before coming to the U.S.

1. Apply for a student visa

· Sign your I-20 or DS-2019 on page 1

· Pay SEVIS I-901 fee prior to applying for a U.S. visa. Pay $200USD for F-1 visa or $180USD for J-1 visa.

· Contact the nearest US Embassy or U.S. Consulate  to schedule a visa interview

· Complete a student visa application form available online only.

2. Bring the following documents to your visa appointment

· A completed visa application

· The original I-20 or DS-2019 form

· Your Maryville admission letter

· The SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt

· The visa fee payment

· A valid passport

· One photograph (5.1×5.1cm) (See Embassy website)

· Original academic records and examination certificates (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.) if applicable

· Official documents to demonstrate your financial support (scholarship letter and/or bank documents)

· Any evidence to demonstrate strong ties to your home country


3. Send the following documents to the International Admissions Office before your arrival

· $100 enrollment deposit (bachelor level students only)

· Student Payment Agreement Form

· Department forms (if applicable)

· An original or certified copy of your final academic document (transcript) and Certificate of Completion

· Complete the required Maryville Health Form

· Housing and Meal Plan Form (for students living on-campus)



4. Take care of your health before your arrival

· Conduct an eye exam and get an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses before coming to the U.S.

· Visit a dentist and take care of any dental concerns.

· Get vaccinations (immunizations) if needed (see health form).

· Bring your vaccination (immunization) records with you.

· Bring a supply of medicine and prescriptions for re-fills


5. Arrange your housing

6. Airport Transportation

Check out the airport pick-up dates and submit an online request form at least two weeks prior to your arrival if you would like to be met at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) by a representative from  Maryville University.  If your flight is delayed or cancelled please call 1.314.529.9503 or 1.314.387.3848.
If your flight plan changes, you are delayed unexpectedly, or a University Representative is unable to meet you at the Airport, you may follow the following recommended plan of action:  Take a taxi from the airport to Marriott West – Maryville Centre, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-514-7300, which is located near Maryville University. If you choose to take a taxi, this will cost approximately US$30 to US$40, plus gratuity.