Congratulations on your acceptance to Pace University!
Pace University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following guidelines from our federal and local governments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local departments of health. If you are not able to enter the United States due to embassy closings, delay in Visa appointments, or if the University is still in a remote learning period due to the pandemic, international students will have the opportunity to start their coursework online, from any location. While we fully intend to return to in-person learning and living this fall, if that is not able to happen, international students will be able to start online for Fall 2020 and join us on campus in January for Spring 2021. The University will continue to monitor the situation as many embassies prepare to open after May 1.
In the interim, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you decide on one of the following*:
1) If you would like to take one online course over the summer, or
2) If you need to start online in the summer, rather than the fall, due to possible restrictions in your home country.
* These options are subject to course availability.
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International Information Session
Join us for Virtual Information Sessions and Campus Tours, which are offered Monday through Saturday, schedule your virtual visit today!
- Schedule a Virtual Tour of our New York City Campus
- Schedule a Virtual Tour of our Westchester Campus
If you have been admitted to the Global Pathways Program, please follow the steps outlined on the Global Pathways Program web page.
About F-1 Visas
An F-1 student visa allows foreign nationals to come to the US as a full-time academic or language student enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certificate. Note that other non-immigrant visa holders can study in the U.S. school under their current non-immigrant visa type as long as it does not interfere with their status.
If you are an F-1 visa seeker, you need to submit appropriate evidence of your ability to finance your education (see next steps below). A certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 student visa (Form I-20) will be issued to all eligible International applicants, F-1 visa seekers, once the Office of International Admission receives the required financial documentation.
If your studies are being financed by means of your own savings, parental/family support, outside private or government scholarships, or any combination of these, you must arrange to send official letters or similar certificates as proof of such support.
The Next Steps
2. Obtain official Bank Documentation indicating in U.S. Dollars sufficient funds available for one year of study.
3. If you have not done so already, please send a copy of your current, valid passport/national identity. A photocopy or fax is acceptable.
4. If you are currently in the U.S. in F-1 status, you have to complete the F-1 transfer-in-process, in addition to the above requirements to qualify for the form I-20 for transfer. Please notify your advisor at the ISSS office at your current school of your decision to transfer to Pace and ask them to complete the Transfer Recommendation Form for the campus you are enrolling in and release your SEVIS record to Pace.
- For students attending the New York City campus - Transfer Recommendation Form (PDF)
- For students attending the Westchester campus - Transfer Recommendation Form (PDF)
If you are in the US in B-1/B-2, you may need to change your status to F-1 before you can begin your program. If you need assistance in reviewing your current legal status in the U.S. and whether you can study, please contact the Office of International Admission at (212) 346-1368 to schedule an appointment.
5. Return the original Financial Affidavit, official/hard copy bank documents, and the Transfer Recommendation Form (if necessary) to the Office of International Admission on the campus to which you have been accepted; addresses are listed at the bottom of this page. Upon receipt of all necessary financial documentation, the Office of International Admission will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility for a student visa (Form I-20) and send it to the mailing address you provided on your application.
6. Please also complete the items in the checklist on the Accepted Student home page, including tuition and housing deposits, immunization, etc.
7. View important information on your immigration status (PDF), obtaining your visa, and your arrival to the US.