Saint John’s Seminary is approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students, i.e., students who are not U.S. citizens who will return to their country after their studies in the U.S.A.
If you are a prospective student, please read the information for admissions and obtaining an F-1 (student) visa or transferring an F-1 visa.
If you are currently a full-time student at Saint John’s Seminary, consult the information about maintaining F-1 visa status, renewing the F-1 visa, leaving and entering the U.S.A., employment, or transferring out. You may also contact the Business Office to learn about health insurance.
Prospective Students – Priestly Formation
Step 1. – Acceptance by Saint John’s Seminary
Persons directed to Saint John’s Seminary for priestly formation whether for a diocese, religious institute, or other way of life recognized by the church, will need to complete an admissions application obtained from the Director of Admissions and Records.
Step 2. – Acceptance to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)
Once all admissions requirements (including TOEFL scores and official transcripts) have been met, you will receive a letter of acceptance and an initial I-20 SEVIS form which you will need to apply for your F-1 (full time student) visa. Specific instructions will be provided following your acceptance.
Obtaining an F-1 (full-time student) visa
In order to apply for a visa, you will need a SEVIS form I-20 sent to you by Saint John’s Seminary. The I-20 contains information you will need to complete the F-1 visa application. Once you have received the I-20 and SEVIS I-901 fee receipt, you are ready to apply for a visa on line at www.travel.state.gov.
Prospective Students – Lay Formation
Step 1. – Acceptance by MAM/MTS Program
Persons who would like to apply to one of the programs of MAM/MTS at Saint John’s Seminary will need to complete an admissions application obtained from the Director of Admissions and Records.
Step 2. – Acceptance by Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Once all admissions requirements (including immunization verification, TOEFL scores and official transcripts) have been met, you will receive a letter of acceptance and you may begin applying for an F-1 (full time student) visa. MAM/MTS will also issue an initial SEVIS I-20 form, and provide instructions to complete the visa process.
Additional information regarding the visa process and documents required is available at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/maintaining-your-status, and www.travel.state.gov.