You will be issued an I-20 after you are accepted by office of admissions.
After that students on an initial I-20 will have to pay I-901 SEVIS fee.
New initial students can apply for a student visa at the nearest U.S. Consulate or embassy.
Soon after you arrive at Hood College, please see director of International Student Services, with your passport, I-20 and I-94. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Whitaker Campus Center.
International Student Orientation
In addition to checking in with the Director of International Student Services, students are required to attend International Student Orientation. You are also strongly recommended to attend New Student Orientation. You will receive information on these orientations prior to your arrival at Hood College. The International Student Orientation is designed to help you acclimate to the campus and region, to learn your responsibilities as an F-1 visa holder, gain an understanding of academic conduct in American classrooms, and learn more about Frederick and the region. This is also a great opportunity to get to know fellow students, faculty and staff.