After Acceptance (F-1 STUDENTS)

After you are accepted, you will receive an email with your Student ID#, Parkland Student Username, and Parkland Student email account. A Form I-20 and letter of admission will be sent to you via UPS Express. 

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After receiving your Admission letter and Form I-20 you will pay the SEVIS fee, apply for your student visa, schedule the visa interview, make travel arrangements, and make living arrangements.
· Pay the fee SEVIS I-901
· Follow these instructions for completing your F-1 student visa application
· Schedule your visa interview at the US Embassy or Consulate in your country
· Canadian citizens: follow these special instructions
· Make travel arrangements to arrive in Champaign a minimum of two weeks before classes begin; students can enter the US through any major airport and can fly into Champaign via connecting flights from Chicago, New York, or other US ports of entry. Amtrak Train and Bus services bring students directly to Champaign from Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

· Make living arrangements 

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Arrival in Champaign

It is our sincere hope you will soon feel at home at our beautiful campus.

During your first few days in Champaign-Urbana you will need to:

  • Move in to your apartment
  • Check-in at the International Admissions Office, U238. Bring your signed Form I-20, visa, I-94  document, local address and  phone number
  • Attend the international student orientation
  • Take placement test(s)
  • Meet with an academic advisor and register for classes 

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