International Admissions

International Admissions FAQ's: During Admission Process


Admission Process

What is the admission process?
Once all of your application materials and application fee have been received, the international graduate admissions office will review your application and forward your application materials to your proposed graduate program for a decision.

Who makes the decision on my application?
Your requested graduate program makes the final admission and financial aid decisions. The Office of International Admissions will send you a letter notifying you of your graduate program's decision.

My application has been sent for review. What does this mean?
This means that the Admissions Office received your completed application. At this time your application file has been sent to the Graduate Committee of your requested program for an admission decision.

When will I know my admission decision?
After your graduate program has made an admission decision, the program informs the International Graduate Admissions Office. We then give the admission letter and acceptable financial documents to the International Services staff to issue the I-20.

After I am admitted, when will I receive my visa documents?
The Office of International Admissions staff will review your financial documentation to determine whether you have sufficient funding. If your documents pass financial review, then we issue the form I-20 or DS-2019. If your documents do not pass the financial review, then we shall send you a letter or email asking for additional proof of funding.

How do I update my admission decision?
If you are unable to attend the semester you were admitted into, you have the option of deferring your admission to the next available semester. Please contact the department you were admitted to and contact the International Graduate Admissions Office via email admissions@csuohio.edu. We will not be able to issue a new I-20 until a new letter has been received from the department.

Financial Documents/How to Bring Dependents

Do I need a "Financial Statement document" at a time of application?
No this is not required at the time of applying but will make the I20 process faster if the financial is with the application materials once the students is admitted. Please use our Declaration and Certification of Funds form. 

Is it required for completing the application?
No this is not required at the time of applying but will make the I20 process faster if the financial is with the application materials once the students is admitted. Please use our Declaration and Certification of Funds form

If I get TA or RA, do I still need to submit financial statement to get I-20?
Can award of TA/RA be considered as a proof of my "good financial situation"? If the TA or GA covers the entire amount required for the I20 then no additional financial statements will be require. If the TA or GA does not cover the entire amount required for the I20 then yes the student is required to submit the difference in the form of a financial document in order for the I20 to be issued.

I received a letter saying that my bank statement was unacceptable. What kind of bank statement should I send?
The bank statement must be in English. It must specify the type of currency such as "U.S." dollars or another currency. If you have a sponsor, the bank statement must show a balance of at least the financial verification requirements for one year of your program. The bank statement must be on official bank letterhead, dated within the last year and be signed or stamped by a bank official. Please use our Declaration and Certification of Funds form.

How can I get F-2 visas for my spouse and children to accompany me to the United States?
If you send evidence of adequate funding for your dependents as stated in the Financial Verification Requirements section, then we will create dependent I-20 forms for your family. The U.S. Embassy will issue F-2 visas to your spouse and children if you present dependent I-20 forms and proof of financial support for your family.