Planning for Arrival

If you have been accepted and have filled out the appropriate paperwork, you will receive a certificate of eligibility form I-20, which is necessary to apply for the appropriate visa for entry to the United States. Most students apply for an F-1 student visa.

The I-20 will indicate the latest date by which you should report to Salve Regina, which is generally the first day of orientation for new students. If you need to arrange off-campus housing, you should arrive in advance of this date to allow enough time to locate suitable accommodations before orientation and registration begins.

If your plans change and you decide not to attend Salve Regina, return the I-20 to the Office of International Programs and notify us of your decision. If you wish to defer your admission to a subsequent semester, you will need to put the request in writing when you contact us.

You must have a passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date for at least six months after your proposed date of entry into the United States.

To ensure that you have a spot in the shuttle to get you to Newport, please complete the travel information form and return it to our office before August 1.