International Admissions

International Admissions

Obtaining Your I-20

The Form I-20 is a United States Department of Homeland Security document issued by SEVP-certified schools that provides supporting information on a student's immigration status. Admitted students need this form in order to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, apply for a visa, and enter the United States. 

International applicants who have received an official letter of acceptance, and who have confirmed enrollment by paying their $300 tuition deposit, are ready to begin the I-20 process. 

Please note: Florida Tech policy states that students are required to attend the university for one full semester if they enter the U.S. on a Florida Tech I-20. Florida Tech will not release a student until he or she completes one full semester of attendance. There are no exceptions to this policy.

I-20 Request Process

First, you must have an official letter of admission to Florida Tech from the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Office of Graduate Admissions. Once you have been admitted, first log on to Panther Pass, confirm your enrollment, and pay your $300 tuition deposit.

Then, to obtain your I-20, submit the following to the proper admissions office:

If you an admitted graduate student, include a signed:

  • Confirmation Reply Form

If you are currently studying in the U.S., also include:

  • A copy of your current, valid I-20. 

If you are transferring from a school or university in the U.S., you must inform the proper admissions office so that Florida Tech may facilitate an official SEVIS transfer as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security. You must also complete and submit:


Your I-20 request documents must be received by proper admissions office no later than 45 days prior to the beginning of the term of attendance in order for the I-20 to be issued on time for the F-1 visa appointment at the US Embassy.

Delivery & Receipt

Getting Your I-20 Documents to Florida Tech:

  • Undergraduate: Email all required forms and documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Graduate: Email all required forms and documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

In certain instances, you may be asked to mail us original documents prior to I-20 issuance.

Getting Your I-20 Delivered To You:

In order to receive your I-20 from Florida Tech, you must initiate an ESHIP arrangement. With ESHIP, the student makes the request and pays for the shipping, the university ships the I-20, and the carrier delivers it to the student.