Initial WCU Form I-20

Congratulations on your admission to West Chester University! We look forward to personally welcoming you to our university community. We are sure you have a lot of questions and hope to answer them in this section of the website.

You will receive a formal admission packet either by email. In addition to your acceptance letter, this package will include the link with the documents necessary to issue the Initial WCU I-20. You must submit the Application for the Issuance of the Form I-20 along with supporting documents.

The F-1 visa is the most common student visa type and is issued to students who have been admitted to a full-time academic or language program at a U.S. institution. In order to apply for the F-1 visa, students need an I-20. The I-20 is a three-page form with a WCU official's signature. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate level student, all new international students will receive their Initial WCU I-20 from GEO once they have been admitted. International students who will be transferring their SEVIS records to WCU will also receive their WCU I-20 from the GEO.

Please note, the deadline to secure your Fall 2024 visa is August 1, 2024. If you are not able to secure your visa by August 1, you will have to wait for a future semester. Graduate students may discuss deferring admission with The Graduate School.

Delivery of I-20 or DS-2019

The Form I-20 and DS-2019 will be delivered via email to the student's West Chester University email account.

E-mail questions regarding Initial WCU I-20