International Students


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Congratulations on your acceptance to Adelphi University. Your years of hard work and dedication have truly paid off, and I am delighted to welcome you to our community.

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Your acceptance packet will arrive soon in the mail. It contains important information on the remaining steps in the admissions process. Please review the information carefully. All of the same information is included in your acceptance email as well.

Acceptance Packet
In your acceptance packet, you’ll find:

  • Your acceptance letter
  • Reservation and housing agreement form
  • Budget sheet*
  • I-20 requirements information sheet
  • Affidavit of support form
  • Health history and assessment form
  • Request for I-20 form
  • Transfer I-20 form

*Please note: The student budget sheet for the upcoming academic year will become available by April. Forms for the current academic year have been included to give you an idea of the required documents. You will receive updated forms as soon as they are available.

I-20 Requirements
We require the following documentation to issue an I-20 AB form:

  • Official bank statement: You are required to submit an official bank statement that shows the amount of funds available from the sponsor. The statement must be prepared on official bank letterhead. Funds must be in either a checking or savings account.
  • Affidavit of support: The document must list the exact amount of money that the sponsor has made available for the expenses of the student. Simply stating “entire cost of study” is not acceptable.
  • Sponsor proof of income letter: Sponsors must provide a letter from their employer stating their length of service and their annual salary. If a sponsor is unable to provide such a letter, we will accept a copy of the past year’s income tax return forms.
  • Copy of passport
  • I-20 request form: This form was enclosed in your acceptance packet.
  • Transfer I-20 form: This form is required of all students who are currently in the U.S. on an F1 visa. It’s enclosed in your acceptance packet.

Please wait to prepare your bank statement and affidavit of support until you receive the upcoming academic year’s international budget sheet. To help you estimate your expenses, the international student budget sheet for the previous academic year is included in your admission packet. It shows the breakdown of tuition, housing and other expenses for one year.

International students who are pending permanent residents are not required to submit the paperwork necessary for an I-20. If you are applying for residency or are not interested in pursuing an F1 visa, please contact our Office of International Admissions at

Once you have paid your deposit and have received your I-20 form, we can begin the registration process. An academic adviser will contact you via email to assist you in selecting your classes. Your adviser will then complete the course registration for you. This will help expedite a smooth start for your academic studies at Adelphi.

English Instruction
We partner with ELS Language Centers to offer semi-intensive or intensive English instruction. Please visit ELS Language Centers for more information.

International Student Services
Currently, more than 375 international students from 43 countries attend Adelphi University. Our Office of International Student Services helps students meet legal requirements for entry into the U.S. and maintain their legal status while studying at the University. They are happy to help you with the requirements for registration. You can also rely on them for advice concerning differences in government laws and regulations, language, customs, culture and educational systems. Finally, they also create orientation sessions, workshops and social programming to help you with your move to Adelphi.

This is a time of transition, and you will be making important decisions about your future. We are here to help. Please feel free to contact us with your questions at

Again, congratulations on your admission to Adelphi.

Best wishes,
Shannon Paul
Office of International Admissions

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For further information, please contact:

Office of International Admissions
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