入站的学生

来自所有非美国地区的对尼科尔斯感兴趣的入境学生将在申请中找到详细信息, 需求, 在下面旅行. 我们有许多项目和服务,以支持尼科尔斯学院国际学生群体独特的学术和学生生活需求.

  • 专职国际顾问
  • Immigration services to help with visa guidance and federal regulations
  • 立即登记,到达后入住
  • 交通到银行和零售中心

Inbound Degree-Seeking students will need to submit the following by June 25th:

  • 应用程序
  • Proof of English proficiency (see English Language Proficiency Requirements)
  • 官方成绩单,翻译和评估
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support
  • 个人陈述或论文
  • 一封学术推荐信

Bilateral Exchange Partner Students will need to submit the following by June 15 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester for semester-only students; submit the following by June 25th for degree-seeking students:

  • Nomination letter from home university sent to the Office for International
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support

To demonstrate English proficiency, you must submit at least one of the following:

  • 托福成绩最低72分(ibt)
  • 雅思成绩6分以上
  • 培生学术PTE成绩不低于49分
  • 最低SAT语言/批判性阅读成绩350分
  • 多邻国英语成绩不低于95分
  • Minimum score of 14 on the ACT English and Reading sections
  • 面试尼科尔斯招生团队的一名成员
  • 毕业于, 英语口语, non-distance learning secondary school with a college preparatory curriculum
  • 成功完成英语语言课程

附加信息:

  • The U.S. 国土安全部要求所有国际学生保持全日制身份. 这意味着本科课程每学期需要12-19个学分,研究生课程每学期需要6个学分.
  • 马萨诸塞州法律要求至少3/4的全日制学生参加合格的学生健康保险计划或具有类似覆盖范围的健康福利计划.
  • Letters of recommendation, essay, and transcripts must be submitted in English. You cannot apply for a student visa until you have been accepted. 在你开始这个过程之前, we will ask for documentation that states you are able to meet financial expenses.
  • 如果你被录取了,1000美元.00美元的学费押金,连同一份经济支持宣誓书和银行的官方证明,以及护照识别页的彩色副本. Your 尼克尔斯学院 I-20 cannot be issued without these items.
  • This College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students in F-1 status.

学术奖学金

国际学生可能有资格获得 优秀奖学金 基于在当前或以前的中学或大专院校的学业成绩. Merit scholarships are fully renewable as long as students maintain satisfactory progress. 学生的平均成绩必须保持在2分.在每学期完成12个学分或以上的情况下,继续全日制注册.

住宅常见问题解答

What’s the weather like—and what kind of clothes should I bring?

The weather in New England changes minute to minute, which means it’s best to dress in layers. 这样,随着天气的变化,你可以脱下或增加几层,你会一直很舒服. 尽管我们这里四季分明, 天气并不总是服从它们, so be prepared for any unseasonably cold (or warm) snaps. And don’t forget to bring warm, water-resistant jackets and footwear for rain or snow.

校园在哪里,附近有哪些主要城市?

Campus is located in central Massachusetts in the town of Dudley, 距离罗德岛州和康涅狄格州只有几分钟的路程. We’re one hour from Boston and Providence, and three hours from New York City. The major cities of Worcester, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut are also nearby.

我可以选择室友吗?

You may pick the person or people you would like to live with. Every effort will be made to house roommate requests together. 您将通过填写在线室友匹配信息通知我们您的室友选择,该信息将在迎新会上发布.

我房间里有什么家具啊?

单人床, 床垫-超长(36 " x80 "), 衣橱/衣柜, desk, chair, 颜色/百叶窗, 还有浴帘.

Are there stores nearby where I can pick up anything I’ve forgotten?

We have a few on-campus markets for picking up day-to-day essentials, 此外,附近还有当地的商店. 更大的购物之旅, 尼科尔斯学院“野牛”班车提供免费乘车前往当地和马萨诸塞州周边的购物中心, 包括零售商和杂货店.

移民

我们为国际学生提供一系列服务,帮助他们抵达校园和日常生活. 尼科尔斯学院为所有首次入学的国际学生提供以下保证服务:

  • 立即登记/入学
  • Orientation including Familiarity Tour (first time arrivals)
  • 银行预约
  • 往返于零售中心
  • 暑假期间行李寄存处

伸出手去 我们的办公室 直接协调上下车服务.

准备工作

在你买票之前,问问你自己……

第一天上课是什么时候?

检查我们的 校历 所以你可以在第一天上课前到这里.

你们班什么时候开学?

持i -20签证和F-1签证的学生可以在学术课程开始前30天到达美国, 但尼科尔斯要到入住日才能打开你的房门. Special early requests of a few days may be possible with advanced planning.

在你去机场之前,问问你自己……

如果我想要求机场接机,我应该把我的行程表和F-1签证复印件发给Nichols的谁?

国际参与办公室(OIE)和国际招生办公室协调机场接送学生.

我怎样才能保证接机?

To guarantee pick-up, arriving within pick-up windows may require wait times at Logan airport. 联系国际招生或国际参与办公室(OIE)了解时间表.

Whose phone number should I have in case my flight is delayed?

当你安排接机时,国际招生或国际参与办公室(OIE)将为你提供电话联系方式.

我应该携带哪些官方文件?

All pages of your I-20—don’t forget to sign it; your passport with F-1 Visa; your acceptance letter from Nichols; your proof of finances affidavit.

学生忘记带什么?

Universal charges for electronic devices; bedding and pillow for the mattress we provide; soap, 洗发水和毛巾.

要是我忘事怎么办?

Nichols runs a shuttle to retail establishments for your convenience, 但是你可能需要为你刚到校园的前几天做好准备,然后才有班车. 尼科尔斯提供床上用品订购服务. 宿舍生活的工作人员可以把链接发给你. That way, your bedding will be delivered right to Nichols and you do not have to pack it.

我到达后该做什么?

Keep your plane ticket, your signed I-20, and your passport handy when you travel. 如果你在飞机上要填写申报单,请填好并随身携带. 当你到达洛根时, 您将在抵达终点站的一个信息亭打印一份抵达文件,然后前往边防警卫处. 他们会要求你出示所有文件. 通过CBP后,去行李提取处. 领取行李后,您还要经过一个检查点,所以请准备好您的证件. Upon exiting the international arrivals area, you will exit into the terminal reception area. Look for the 尼克尔斯学院 representative holding a 尼克尔斯学院 sign.

I-20和F-1签证

尼科尔斯学院是由美国政府批准接受国际学生在尼科尔斯学习.

看看美国政府的官方 在美国学习 网站 for detailed information specifically for international students.

我需要什么移民文件?

  • 你的有效护照
  • 尼科尔斯学院的美国I-20
  • 美国领事馆签发的F-1签证

什么是I-20,怎样才能拿到I-20?

I-20是由美国政府批准的教育机构签发的一份多用途文件,证明学生已被全日制学习课程录取,并且学生证明有足够的经济资源留在美国。I-20的正式名称是“资格证书”,因为它允许个人在美国驻外大使馆或领事馆申请F-1学生签证.

如果你是美国以外的新学生, 在被尼科尔斯学院录取后, 你需要提供财务证明, fill out an I-20 request form when requested by Nichols International 招生, provide a color copy of the picture page of your passport, 付你尼科尔斯学院的学费押金. Once the Nichols DSO (Designated School Official) has this information, we enter your name and biographic information into a US government database called SEVIS (学生及交流访问学者资讯系统). SEVIS数据库将您的信息处理为唯一号码(SEVIS号码)和I-20文件. The DSO prints and signs the I-20 and then delivers it to you by mail.

If you are a transfer student already in the United States, you will ask the DSO at your current school to process your “Transfer Out” request in SEVIS. 通常他们会给你一张表格让你填写. You will need to show them our Nichols Acceptance Letter. 为了遵守I-20的条款,你必须计划在下一个可能的学期在尼科尔斯注册.

SEVIS是学生交流访问学者项目的数据库和信息系统,它包含您所有的官方签证状态信息, 授权你在美国全日制学习.

什么是F-1学生签证,我如何获得一个?

所有非移民游客都必须在护照上持有有效签证(加拿大人除外)才能进入美国.S. 有关一般信息,请参阅 U.S. 国务院 网站.

An appointment for a visa interview at a US embassy or consulate abroad may be required.

Visas cannot be issued inside the US unless you are eligible for a Change of Status.

Use the SEVIS number we send to you to get an appointment at the US Consulate in your country.

Check the current wait times for visa appointments and issuance in your city.

Pay the SEVIS费用,如适用.

Make a visa appointment and go to an interview at a US embassy or consulate.

加拿大公民

Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a visa to enter the US as an F-1, but must still pay the SEVIS费用 and present their I-20 at the US port of entry. However, 如果访问者在加拿大有“登陆移民”身份, 进入美国需要美国签证.

签证预约

读了 U.S. 国务院 网站了解更多有关签证申请程序和美国临时访客的信息.S.

签证等待时间

Since visa appointments are limited and visa processing times can be lengthy, 尽早预约. Consulates will generally accept appointments up to 120 days prior to the start of studies. There may be long waiting periods for appointments, especially May through August. However, consulates may give priority to F-1 student applicants, if requested.

签证面试

前往签证面谈时,请携带:

  • 护照(有效期至少6个月)
  • 资格证书I-20 (F-1)
  • Proof of admission (or proof enrollment for current students)
  • 经济支持证明
  • 签证申请表格和费用
  • SEVIS收费收据(F-1)
  • OPT或STEM OPT的学生还必须携带未过期的EAD卡和工作offer信或工作验证信

有些领事馆可能需要额外的文件, so check the consulate 网站 for visa application instructions. 签证申请表格和费用 can be found on the consulate 网站.

一旦你有你的SEVIS号码的扫描副本, most often you will be able to make an appointment at an American consulate.

Once we have a local address for you, we will send your original I-20 through the mail.

You will need the original I-20 at the visa interview at the consulate.

查看领事馆网站,确保你有签证申请所需的所有文件.

支付签证申请费并保留收据.

国际学生表格和链接

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