Moving to Campus


SEVIS stands for the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System. The program has been initiated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to electronically track international students pursuing academic or vocational programs in the United States. Under SEVIS, specific information about each international student must be reported to the ICE within a designated time frame. Download the SEVIS form here.

Student Visa

Accepted students are sent an acceptance packet to complete. Part of the acceptance packet has a $2,000 advance tuition payment that must be submitted first in order for Culver-Stockton to issue an I-20 form. Once the I-20 form has been submitted, students will need to complete a I-901 form and pay a $200 SEVIS fee.

Once the fee is paid and the I-901 form is completed, the student can an appointment with the nearest US embassy or consulate.

Travel Tips

- Hand carry (do not check with baggage) the following items: passport, I-20, evidence of financial resources, tuition receipts, transcripts (or letter of acceptance), paper receipt for the SEVIS fee, the name and contact information of the student's designated school official.
- Inform the DBP officer at the port of entry as soon possible that you will be a new or returning student in the United States.
- Report to Culver-Stockton College upon arrival so that your school official can validate your participation in SEVIS.


Amtrak Train*
Local Airport*
International Airport**

*Located in Quincy, Ill., about 20 miles from campus.
**Located in St. Louis, Mo., about 139 miles from campus.

Someone can meet the student at the airport, but this must be coordinated with the Admissions Office at least one month in advance.