Issuance for Form I-20 for Student Visa
Cushing is approved by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to issue an “I-20 Form” technically called a “Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-I) Student Status.” If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will be issued an I-20 Form for the Summer Session as soon as we have received your enrollment deposit. Use the form to obtain your F-I Student Visa from the U.S. Consulate. We recommend that you make an appointment with the Consulate as soon as possible after receiving your I-20 form.
The online application form, along with the $60 processing fee, should be completed and submitted as early as possible (contact us if you would like a paper copy of the application). We begin our admission process in November. Applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. Students applying for the Excel or Connect program must include two teacher recommendations and a current transcript with the application. Applicants for the Immerse, Express, Explore, or Create programs must include one teacher recommendation and a current transcript.
As part of the enrollment process, there are numerous enrollment forms regarding course selection, transportation, suggested clothing and other matters, that can be downloaded and need to be returned to the Summer Session Office by May 15. Within four weeks of acceptance, a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $500 is due. To ensure the student’s admission, the remainder of the tuition is due on or before May 15. Please note: If a student leaves before the end of the session for any reason, the tuition is nonrefundable.
All payments must be in U.S. dollars and should be made payable to “Cushing Academy Summer Session.” Payments can be made by personal check, online using a credit card, or by wire transfer. A wire transfer should be made in the name of the student to TDBank, Fitchburg, MA, Routing #211370545, Account #9003901.