Complete before your arrival at Baylor
Forms for International Office:
Complete and return the Visa Authorization form and the Confirmation of Financial Resources form. Both forms must be completed and returned before Baylor will issue your I-20.
In order to qualify for an I-20 from Baylor, international students must document the availability of funds for one academic year. The amount of money you must document covers the cost of tuition, fees, notebook computer, and living expenses for the first 9 or 12 months of your program. If you receive a graduate assistantship award, the amount of money you need to document is much less. To determine the exact amount of funds you must document for your program, contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
Baylor requires all international students and their dependents to have health insurance. The cost of health insurance is part of the funding you must document to obtain an I-20. To read about health insurance requirements, click here. Or, call the Health Center at (254) 710-1010.
Apply for the F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy using your Baylor I-20.
After you receive your I-20 to study at Baylor, notify both the Graduate Programs Office in the Business and the Office of International Students and Scholar Services.
Obtain and keep copies of important medical and dental records, x-rays, and prescriptions. Keep a copy of ALL important documents and completed forms for your files.
You may want to buy traveler's checks (recommended amount: $1,000 USD) to cover expenses during your first few weeks in the United States. Keep the receipt separate from the traveler's checks.