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Official Transcripts

We require official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.  The transcripts must be sent directly to the College of Staten Island from the issuing institution in a sealed, college/university issued envelope. Applicants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan must request official university-issued mark sheets from the University Controller of Examinations. The transcripts/mark sheets must be submitted in the language in which it is normally issued and in the university stationery envelope with proper signatures. For your convenience you may use our transcript request form.

Obtaining/Maintaining a Visa

If you are currently an international student in F-1 or J-1 status, intend to apply for a student visa outside of the U.S. or change your status to F-1 or J-1, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at or by calling 718.982.2100. The Center will give you information about obtaining the appropriate immigration forms (I-20 or DS-2019).

If accepted to the College of Staten Island, you will receive a Welcome Letter along with 2 forms for you complete and return to the Center for International Service.  These forms are needed before you can enroll at the College and for the Center to issue the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. You will need the Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) to obtain the F visa; Form DS-2019 to obtain the J Visa. 

Here's what you will need to do, upon receiving the Welcome Letter and required forms:
1. Review the Welcome Letter and forms.
2. Complete and return the following forms:

Proof of certain immunizations is needed before you can register for courses. Therefore, you will need to submit the immunization form along with any other pertinent health records. This information is necessary to determine if you have the mandatory immunizations as required by the U.S. government. The Statement of Financial Support is needed to determine if you are financially able to support yourself.

When completing the financial forms, remember to attach all necessary documents (e.g. bank letter/statement, sponsor's proof of income, proof of an approval loan or evidence of a scholarship) before returning them to your advisor. Please attach documents that are original and translated into English.