Welcome to Drexel University!
We are excited to meet you on campus. Please read the
following International Student Handbook containing important information to help you arrive in the U.S. to
begin your life at Drexel. Also, please look to our Important Dates and Deadlines tab for information on important timelines.
In the meantime, we would like to provide you with all the information you need to be in compliance with federal immigration
regulations. Please read below for information on starting your F-1 or J-1 application process. For all other visa
types, please visit here.
How to start the I-20/DS-2019 application process
You will be required to submit I-20/DS-2019
application documents in order to be issued an I-20/DS-2019. For the fastest processing times, we ask that
you submit electronic/scanned documents to the following email address, based
on your academic program:
LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND SCHOOL OF LAW
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL OTHER APPLICANTS
Email (preferred): email@example.com
If mailing with other documents:
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876
1. Drexel University I-20/DS-2019 Application Form
international students applying for a visa must fill in and complete both sides
of this form and must sign. Please type your responses, print the form, and be
sure to sign the back of the form (Student Statement section) and have your
sponsor(s) and have your sponsor(s) sign the Affidavit of Support as
I-20/DS-2019 application for students
application form for Lebow students
application form for Law or Medical students
2. Current bank
Current blank letter on official bank stationery in English verifying your or your financial
sponsor’s ability to provide the required funds needed to cover tuition, fees,
living expenses, and housing
expenses, minus any Drexel scholarship awards.
Bank statements cannot be
more than six months old. As mandated by the federal immigration laws, you must
be able to show the ability to pay for the expenses shown on the Drexel
University ISSS website; this figure is non-negotiable. Your bank letter must include your name,
Drexel ID number, and date of birth; this can be hand written on the letter.
3. Passport copy
Copy of pages showing your photo ID and passport expiration date. Your
passport must be valid at least four months after the start of term at Drexel. If yours expires before then, please update
it immediately, and send a scanned copy of your new passport once it is
eligible to be reviewed.
CURRENT U.S. VISA HOLDERS ONLY
If you currently hold a valid U.S. F-1 or J-1 visa, you
are required to also provide the following two documents:
4. Current I-20/DS-2019 copy
Transfer-In Report form filled out by your current international student
6. Current visa copy from your
Please note that additional
documents may be needed upon the request of the International Students and
Scholars Services (ISSS) Office.