Newly Admitted Students
The ALCI IEP program is currently offering face to face classes. University classes are offered in a variety of modalities.
Advisors are always available to discuss different options. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
To request a deferral and a new I-20, students must contact ALCI Admissions at email@example.com.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed that DSOs can issue electronic I-20s
due to the pandemic. This means that your updated I-20 can be emailed to you.
Visa services vary by country. Consulates and embassies have been allowed to resume service and each location determines what services they can offer at this time. For updated visa appointment availability, you can check your local consulate’s visa wait times here.
Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. However, it can take longer. The U.S. Department of State recommends that the applicant wait at least 180 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later, before making inquiries about status of administrative processing. For more information, review the U.S. State Department Administrative Processing information.
Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been selected for administrative processing.
CSUSM is currently offering a variety of class modalities. ALCI The hope is that all classes will be face to face in Spring 2022 based on current pandemic predictions. A final answer should be available in the next few months.
Students currently maintaining their F-1 records remain eligible for admission into the U.S. However, because of the changing array of travel restrictions, students should refer to their local U.S. embassy’s website through the U.S. Department of State for any updates about visa issuance. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Travel Notices websites also provide information about current travel restrictions to the U.S.
This is a personal decision, but we recommend consulting regularly with the California Department of Public Health’s website for up-to-date information about the risks of COVID-19 in this region.
You are required to have a valid, unexpired visa in order to request re-entry to the U.S. to resume studies. If you are currently in the U.S. and your visa has expired or is expiring soon, you are eligible to remain in the U.S. as long as you are maintaining your F-1 status. The visa must be valid in order to enter/reenter the U.S., but does not need to be valid/unexpired to maintain F-1 status while in the U.S. For additional questions please email email@example.com .