In our effort to empower students in a global community, BAHU has forged strong partnerships and intermediaries. BAHU on itself does not grant 1-20 to international students as it is in the process of applying for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. However, BAHU’s partnership with CPC allows BAHU to recruit foreign students for CPC and jointly educate such students on the campus that BAHU and CPC shares in Redlands, California. For all international students desiring to study at CPC, here is what you need to know.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS
MAIL in all transcripts from former colleges and universities sent directly to the CPC Admissions Office. Transcripts must be:
- Certified true copies Initialed by an authorized official of the issuing institution
- Must include courses taken, grades received or exam results, and dates of attendance
- Signed by the official, stamped with the school seal, and sent in a sealed envelope from the institution
NOTE: If the student’s home school does not make a practice of sending original transcripts, copies certified by the issuing institution or notarized from the original documents will be accepted. Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
The transcripts of foreign grades must be reviewed and assessed by an outside agency before acceptance of transfer credits or proof of graduation from a degree granted program.
In order to comply with regulations of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, the University requires applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States to submit a Financial Certificate, along with support documents, demonstrating sufficient financial resources to study at the University. The University requires that payment of all fees (application fee, tuition deposit, etc.) be in the form of a check drawn on a US bank or an International Postal Order in US dollars.
Once accepted to the University, the prospective international student applicant will receive an I-20 (F-1 visa). The student will need to obtain a student (F-1) visa to enter the United States to study. He/She will need to apply for the visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the home country. The student should use the Form I-20 (F-1 students) that the CPC Office of Admissions sent upon request.
The international students will need various documents to support his/her visa application. They are advised to prepare carefully for the visit to the U.S. embassy or consulate. Visa procedures vary from one embassy/consulate to another, so it is best to check with the office where the student plans to apply to determine exactly what supporting documentation is required.
Several standard items are required for the student visa application: Same as the above-mentioned requirements depending on the program applying for, and including:
- A Non-immigrant visa application
- A current, valid passport (not required of Canadians)
- A Form I-20 (F-1 students)
- Evidence of financial support for the period of time and amount indicated on the I-20
- Visa fee (which can be wired to CPC school account)
The visa officer may also request additional documents. These may include: evidence of English language proficiency, GRE if applicable for that country, school records to verify academic preparation, additional evidence of strong ties to your home country, or your ability to support yourself while in the United States. A brief interview with a consular officer may also be required.
Students must read all documents carefully to know exactly what they are agreeing to when they enter the United States on a student visa. If approved, the consular officer will stamp a visa in the passport. Please read it carefully and confirm if it is a student visa (F-1). If granted a multiple entry visa, you may use it to enter the United States as many times as you wish up to the date of its expiration as long as the student has a valid I-20 form. If the student applicant received a numbered-entry visa, he/she will be allowed to enter the United States only for the number of times specified on the visa stamp.