Accepted International Students
Congratulations on being accepted to Purchase College!
Whether you have been accepted to a degree program or a short-term exchange program, the Office of International Programs and Services is here to help with general advising around visas, cultural adjustment, and life at Purchase. To help you navigate the matriculation process, we have linked below to campus offices and other information that we think is relevant to you as an incoming international student.
Announcement about our International Students
Fall 2020 SEVP updates
Our international students are a vital part of our community, so we were heartened to learn on July 14 that the U.S. government decided return to previous guidelines for international students as established by the March 9 policy directive and the addendum issued on March 13. Notably, the spring guidelines permit students to take courses fully online and remain in active SEVIS status.
SEVP issued a new set of FAQs on August 7, and we are in the process of interpreting those directives in consultation with our international colleagues from across SUNY, the SUNY Office of Global Affairs, as well as SUNY General Counsel.
We are committed to working with each international student on a case by case basis to ensure that they can achieve a course of study that is appropriate to their current situation and academic program.
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If you are ready to join the Purchase community, be sure to check out the Admissions Office’s Next Steps page where you can learn how to pay your deposit, register for classes, complete your health requirements, and other important steps.
Preparing for Life at Purchase
The links below will provide you with helpful information as you prepare to come to Purchase campus.
For F-1 students
In addition to the Admissions Office’s next steps, international students applying for an F-1 Visa will need to obtain an I-20 certificate of eligibility. Information on visas, travel to the US, and the mandatory International Student Orientation is on the Accepted F-1 Students page.