Definition of the I-20 form or the Certificate of Eligibility


The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 form) is a document issued by the school to the students once they have been accepted. Students will then need to take the I-20 to their local embassy and apply for a student visa to enter the USA.

If they've been accepted and the I-20 has been mailed by the international student office, then the Office of the Registrar should have a matriculation number for this student.


Students won't get a Social Security number until they actually arrive in the USA and get hired into employment from the school with an employment letter.