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In order for international students to study at Illinois Tech, they need to have a valid non-immigrant visa status. Most international students admitted to Illinois Tech obtain F-1 or J-1 visas. However, it is possible to study in the United States with certain dependent visa categories, including H-4s, J-2s, and L-2s.
F-1 Student Visa - I-20
The F-1 visa is the most common student visa and is issued to full-time students enrolled in an academic program. In order to apply for the F-1 visa, students must first receive their Ilinois Tech I-20 from the Office of Admission.
Note: All questions related to the issuing of your USC I-20 should be directed to the appropriate admissions office.
J-1 Student Visa - DS-2019
The J-1 student visa is an exchange visitor visa issued to students at all academic levels. In order to apply for the J-1 student visa, students must first receive their DS-2019 from the admissions office.
F-2 and J-2 Dependents
Students who plan to have dependents accompany them during their studies must request dependent I-20/DS-2019 with the admissions office. F-2 dependents are permitted to study part-time at Illinois Tech. If full-time study is desired ,the F-2 dependent must change status prior to beginning study. J-2 dependents may study full-time or part-time.