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
timeframe. Download the SEVIS form here.
Once you apply and are accepted to Culver-Stockton College you will be 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 you an I-20 form. Once you have submitted the advance tuition payment and have your I-20 form, you will need to complete a I-901 form and pay a $100 SEVIS fee.
Once you have paid the fee and completed the I-901 form you will be able to make an appointment with the nearest US embassy or consulate.
- 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 your 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.
After the application for admission and supporting documents have been received and approved, you will be mailed your acceptance papers. A portion of the acceptance papers (Form A) asks for the submission of a $2,000 advance tuition payment. Once this advance tuition payment is received, an I-20 will be mailed.
Not in Canton, Missouri, but Quincy, Illinois, (located 20 miles from campus) has an Amtrak train station and a commercial airport.
The nearest commercial airport is Quincy, Illinois. Connecting flights are available from Quincy to St. Louis, Missouri (which is the nearest international airport).
Yes, but this must be coordinated with the Admissions Office at least one month in advance.