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International Students

Due Dates for Application:

International students who require either an I-20 form to apply for a student visa must e accepted for admission to Horizon Institute and must meet the requirements of a financial guarantee for themselves and all dependents who will accompany them to the United States. Horizon Institute is authorized by SEVIS to issue visa documents for the F-1 student Visa. International applicants should submit their applications at least three months prior to the quarter in which they intend to enroll. The application file should be completed at least 90 days before the planned date of arrival in order to allow time for the student to receive the visa application paper. International applicants are required to submit official documentation of all post secondary education.

Application Procedure

Horizon is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Students can receive an application packet by writing, calling, or e-mailing our admissions office. International students must submit the following additional application requirements and fees.

1. A completed and signed Application Form
2. Financial Statement
3. Photocopy of Passport
4. High School/university Diploma
5. Official Transcript (applying for Master or Doctor Program)
6. Application Fee ($100) and Evaluation Fee $100 (foreign transcript)(non-refundable)
7. English placement Exam

College officials will review your Application Package when is complete. It is our goal to send your written notification within two weeks of the application deadline. At any time, however, you may contact the Registrar’s Office to inquire as to the status of your application.

Financial Requirements for International Students

International students who are or will be in F-1 visa status are required to show proof of adequate funding for at least one year before an I-20 form can be issued. Financial requirements are calculated on the basis of tuition and fees (3 Quarters), living expenses ($600/month) and miscellaneous expenses ($1000). An additional $4000 will be added for accompanying spouses and $1500 for each child. Students must submit the Financial Certification form along with appropriate attachments.

Tuition and Fees

All new students must pay tuition and fees in full at registration. To qualify for the Deferred Payment Plan, the student’s account from the previous Quarter must be paid in full. The student must pay at least 25 percent of the tuition and fees that are due in the current Quarter. The balance, plus a five percent fee, is divided into three equal payments. Each of these payments is due on the 15th of the month for the next three months.