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A Guide for International Students
If you’re from a different country and wish to pursue your studies at Trinity High School Home of Trinity International School in Las Vegas, Nevada, you must follow certain steps in order to be admitted. Listed below are the processes involved in applying to our campus.
An I-20 is a document indicating that you have been accepted to study at an educational institution in the US. Trinity High School Home of Trinity International School is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. To apply for an I-20, you must complete the following steps:
(1) Send in your completed I-20 application to:
Trinity International Schools
4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
You may also email it to Montoninij@trinitylv.org or send it through fax at (702) 784-0192.
(2) Fax or e-mail your current school academic records to our campus.
(3) Pay the required tuition fee deposit amounting to $1,500. The deposit may be made via credit card (additional fees may apply), personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or direct deposit at our Citibank international swift code.
(4) Send your financial documentation that shows you have enough money to study and live in Las Vegas. This documentation can be any of the following:
A document from your government or other agencies paying for your studies stating that the organization agrees to support you in the US
CITI Bank International Swift Code: CITIUS33 (Routing Number 322271724)
The program start date on the I-20 issued by Trinity High School Home of Trinity International School is usually a few days before classes begin. This allows a few days of time for review of school records, testing, placement, and orientation. Students may NOT enter the United States after the start date on the I-20. If you need to enter later, please contact the school so we can update your I-20, allowing you to enter at a later date.
Students may enter the United States up to 30 days BEFORE the start date on the I-20. For example, if the start date on your I-20 is 08/24/2014, you may arrive in the US between 07/24/2014 and 08/24/2014.
Pay Your I-901 Fee
The SEVIS I-901 fee is mandated by Congress to support the program office and the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States. Each student or exchange visitor issued an initial Form I-20 or DS-2019 on or after October 27, 2008, is responsible for paying this fee to SEVP.
You can apply for a student visa at the US Consulate in your country. For information about the new SEVIS fee (I-901) and other useful links for obtaining a visa, visit their page online.
Applying for a Student Visa (F-1)
When you go to the US Consulate in your country to apply for a student visa, you must bring the following documents:
Your I-20 from Trinity High School Home of Trinity International School and your receipt of SEVIS Fee (Form I-901).
Proof that you have enough money to live and study in the US. This can be a copy of your bank statement, a copy of your parent’s bank statement, or information from the person or organization that will support you.
Proof that you plan to return to your country after you study in the US. This can be evidence that you have a family you wish to return to or a carrier plan that will be utilized in your country.
Proof that you are a serious student. If possible, bring copies of your school records.
A study plan. Write a letter that describes your plan for study in the US and your plan to return home.
An F-1 student must maintain his or her status upon entry into the United States.
The F-1 regulations begin immediately upon entry and continue until final departure. A student is admitted for Duration of Status.
F-1 students must comply with the following requirements in order to maintain a lawful status:
Report to the Designated School Official (DSO) with your original I-20 for SEVIS registration and your completed Trinity International School Registration Packet which can be sent to you via fax or by e-mail. Once contact is established by e-mail you will be sent the registration packet. This will streamline your enrollment.
Be attending the school you are authorized to attend.
Be registered full-time as a student.
Follow transfer procedures if applicable.
Abide by the F-1 grace period regulations.
Apply for a timely extension of stay, if necessary.
Report change of address to the PDSO within 10 days of the change.
Maintain a valid passport.
Refrain from unauthorized employment.
Make normal progress towards completing a program of study.
Depart the US in a timely manner.