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New International Student Checklist

Students who are requesting an I-20 transfer to Columbia College-Salt Lake must:

  • Be on an F-1 visa
  • Complete the application with a $35 application fee
  • Provide a notarized bank statement issued within the last 90 days to show ability to pay for tuition and living expenses. The amount must be a minimum of $14,500.
  • Provide official transcripts for universities or colleges previously attended. This includes evidence of completing an intensive English program, if applicable.
  • Provide a copy of the current I-20
  • Complete an I-20 Transfer form
  • Provide a permanent address in the student's home country
  • Provide a current phone number
  • Maintain a valid passport at all times
  • Attend the college or university INS has authorized the student to attend
  • Complete the full course of student during normal enrollment periods
  • Apply for an extension of the degree program if it cannot be completed by the date indicated on the I-20. Extensions must be filed at least 30 days in advance.
  • Obtain a new I-20 whenever a student make a change indegree level
  • Not work off campus unless a student has received authorization from an international student advisor
  • Have the school official endorse page 2 of the I-20 form if a student is traveling outside of the United States with the intention of returning
  • Report any address changes to the international student advisor within 10 days of the change

For more information, contact the Columbia College-Salt Lake office at or call us at (801) 281-6677.


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