The United States of America welcomes international students. We recommend that you visit these websites for greater information on how to apply for admission to a U.S. college, university or other educational institution:
International Students: F-1 and M-1 Visas
Once you have gained admission to an educational institution, you must process your student visa. F-1 visas (academic or language studies) and M-1 visas (vocational studies) are to attend an educational institution and carry a full-time load of courses.
It is very important that you apply for your visa with enough time in advance, we recommend a minimum one month before your travel plans. Also take into consideration that Embassies and Consulates can only issue student visas within a 120-day period in advance of the beginning of the course of study (noted in the I-20). For example, if your course of study begins September 1 and you present your application April 1, your visa application will be left pending until your visa can be issued around the beginning of June.
Relevant Information for International Students