If you are currently an F1/J1 student in the U.S.
Please obtain a Transfer Recommendation Form from the International Center. Send a copy of your current I-20 or DS2019, visa page, and I-94 card to the International Center-UofL. Form I-20 or DS2019 from UofL cannot be issued until the Recommendation Form; I-20, visa page, and I-94 card copies have been received. You will also need to be transferred electronically in SEVIS by your current school.
Admission to UofL is for a specific level of study in a particular school. Admission for one level of study in a given subject does not mean that admission to a higher level, or to another subject, will follow. Admission as a nondegree, special, or conditional student does not imply that candidacy for a degree will result later; nor does study in pre-professional or undergraduate classes assure admission to a professional or graduate program. Successful completion of the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) Program does not guarantee admission to an academic program unless such a written commitment has been made to you.
Note: UofL does not usually admit international applicants as non-degree or special students.
When you have met all requirements of the Office of Admissions and the International Center, UofL will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 for Student F1 Visa or DS 2019 for Exchange Visitor J1). This certificate is necessary to obtain a U.S. visa. The form will verify your eligibility for admission as determined by your academic qualifications, level of English proficiency, and confirmation of financial support. The estimated cost of one academic year's study will also be included. You will need to pay the SEVIS fee prior to making a visa interview appointment. The certificate, along with a valid passport, proof of sufficient financial support for your studies, and receipt showing payment of the SEVIS fee should be taken to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country at the time of your visa interview. Questions concerning the I-20 or DS 2019 may be e-mailed to the International Center
Your decision to study in the U.S. will require thoughtful planning. We recommend that you contact the local U.S. Consulate/ Embassy for advice and reference materials about U.S. colleges and universities.