Next steps if you have accepted an offer to study in the USA

If you have accepted an offer from us, congratulations! We are really happy to welcome you on this life-changing experience.

We hope you are excited about studying with us. To make it easy for you to prepare for your program in the USA, we’ve put together this pre-arrival area. This will help guide you to the information you need, and the steps you should take, before you arrive on campus.

To get started, choose your university or program from the options below:

Northeastern University
Pace University
US Pathway Program in London


Northeastern University

Congratulations on your acceptance to Northeastern University! We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

Locate your program below to learn about your next steps.

  • American Classroom program

    If you have accepted an offer to study in the American Classroom program, you can view pre-arrival information on Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies site.

  • Bachelor's Completion and Graduate Global Pathways programs

    This section will give you information about what you need to do before your arrival in Boston or Seattle. There are 4 steps to complete:

    1. Apply for student accommodations

    We can help you apply for housing at Northeastern University in Boston or Seattle. Our modern, secure accommodations provide the ideal environment for studying and for enjoying student life. We encourage you to explore our accommodation options.

    If you choose to live in one of our student residences, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you start your housing application. We can also share tips for finding your own accommodations.

    2. Apply for your student visa

    When you have submitted your deposit, you will receive instructions on how to apply for an I-20 form. This form will allow you to apply for a US study visa. Here are the basic steps you will need to complete before you arrive in the USA.

    1. Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and print a copy of your receipt.
    2. Locate the US consulate or embassy nearest to you and schedule an appointment for an interview. Interviews can be scheduled as early as 120 days prior to the start date on your I-20 form. We recommend making an appointment early, as dates can fill up quickly and visas may take up to several weeks to process, depending on where you live.
    3. Visit the US Department of State website to make sure you have prepared all the required documents.
    1. Your visa interview will likely be brief. You will be asked to discuss:
    • why you wish to study at your chosen university
    • your pathway program
    • your future degree program
    • what you plan to do after you graduate

    There is no need to be nervous about this interview, but it helps to be prepared to answer these and other questions concisely.

    If you have any questions about applying for your student visa, don’t hesitate get in touch with one of our advisors.

    3. Review your health insurance options and submit your immunization records

    You should also review your health insurance options and submit your proof of immunization forms. If you are missing any required immunizations, you will need to get these prior to your arrival on campus.

    4. Let us know when you will arrive

    You should schedule your flights to arrive in time for the orientation week. We can pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation. Whether you use our transfer service or plan to find your own transportation from the airport, it is important that you notify us of your arrival details.

  • Direct entry to a graduate degree

    If you have accepted to enter a master’s degree program directly, select your school or degree subject below for more information:

  • Direct entry to a graduate certificate

    If you have accepted an offer for direct entry to a graduate certificate program, select your school or degree subject below for more information:

Northeastern University Pathways guides


Pace University

Congratulations on your acceptance to Pace University! We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

Locate your program below to learn about your next steps.

  • Global Pathways program

    This section will give you information about what you need to do before your arrival in New York. There are 4 steps to complete:

    1. Explore your accommodation options

    We will be happy to help you apply for student housing at Pace University. Our modern, secure residences provide the ideal environment for studying and for enjoying student life. Pathway program students also have the option to live with a local host family. Alternatively, we can provide tips for finding other local accommodations.

    2. Apply for your student visa and review your student health requirements

    When we have received your financial documents, an I-20 form will be issued to you. This form will allow you to apply for a US study visa. Here are the basic steps you will need to complete before you arrive in the USA.

    Applying for your visa

    1. Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and print a copy of your receipt.
    1. Locate the US consulate or embassy nearest to you and schedule an appointment for an interview. Interviews can be scheduled as early as 120 days prior to the start date on your I-20 form. We recommend making an appointment early, as dates can fill up quickly and visas may take up to several weeks to process, depending on where you live.
    1. Visit the US Department of State website to make sure you have prepared all the required documents.
    1. Your visa interview will likely be brief. You will be asked to discuss:
    • why you wish to study at your chosen university
    • your pathway program
    • your future degree program
    • what you plan to do after you graduate

    There is no need to be nervous about this interview, but it helps to be prepared to answer these and other questions concisely.

    Reviewing your health insurance

    You should also review your health insurance options and submit your immunization records. If you are missing any required vaccinations, you will need to get these prior to your arrival on campus.

    To learn more about these important next steps, choose your level and intake below:

     

    3. Attend our pre-departure webinars

    If you have been admitted to one of our pathway programs, you should attend at least 2 of our webinars. Each one-hour session is presented live by one of our pathway program staff, allowing you to ask any questions prior to your departure for the USA. Webinar topics include:

    • Academics and pathway program structure
    • Pre-arrival steps and support services

    Sign up for a pre-departure webinar now to learn more.

    4. Let us know when you will arrive

    We can pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation. Whether you use our transfer service or plan to find your own transportation from the airport, it is important that you notify us of your arrival details.

  • Direct entry to an undergraduate degree

    If you have accepted an offer to enter a bachelor’s degree program directly, you can view undergraduate student pre-arrival instructions on Pace University’s website.

    Choose the intake semester for your Pace University degree:

  • Direct entry to a graduate degree

    If you have accepted an offer to enter a master’s degree program directly, you can view graduate student pre-arrival instructions on Pace University’s website.

Pace University Pathways guides and forms


Need assistance?

If you have any questions about anything on this page, you can contact one of our local offices, and our staff will be happy to help.

Haven’t applied yet?

Find out what you need to do to apply to a program in North America.