HOW TO
   APPLY

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Forum welcomes students from all over the world with different levels of English proficiency who are interested in learning English for academic preparation. Forum works with students ages 16 and up. Forum does not have application deadlines, but requires students to properly time their arrival to Forum so they can take the placement exam and undergo mandatory orientation at least two days before the first class.  New International Students are recommended to give themselves about two months in advance of the session they would like to attend in order to have adequate preparation time to receive the visa and plan their trip. If an applicant is under eighteen years of age, he/she must obtain the signature of their guardian for all of Forum’s application forms.

NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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In order to be admitted to Forum please provide the following:

All supporting documents can be uploaded through the application portal or scanned and emailed to info@forumenglishcenter.edu

Prepare your documents to upload into the application portal, you will need:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of a recent bank statement (no more than 60 days old) of the student or his/her sponsor demonstrating a minimum of U.S. $15,000. Add an additional $1,500 for each dependent (spouse or child accompanying you).
  • If the bank statement is not in your name complete the Affidavit Support Form here
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Complete the Student Application Form, upload supporting documents and pay the non-refundable $100 application fee and the $75 I-20 mailing fee through the portal.
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Forum will review your application form and contact you within 48 hours. If accepted, Forum will provide you with an acceptance letter via email. After receiving the acceptance email from Forum, please make a tuition deposit of at least $550 in order for Forum to issue you a Form I-20. This deposit is refundable if you are denied a student visa.

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Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee ($200) and print the receipt. You can make the payment here:  https://fmjfee.com/

Set up an appointment with the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country and get your visa (make sure you take your I-20 and the receipt with you to the embassy or consulate).

Report to Forum upon entering the U.S. to take the placement test, attend initial orientation and register for classes!

TRANSFERRING TO FORUM

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In order to transfer to Forum please provide the following:

All supporting documents can be uploaded through the application portal or scanned and emailed to info@forumenglishcenter.edu

Prepare your documents to upload into the application portal, you will need:

  • A copy of your passport and your F1 visa or Change of Status approval
  • Copy of your I-94
  • Current Form I-20 (page 1 and 2)
  • Complete Part 1 of the Transfer Form
  • Copy of a recent bank statement (no more than 60 days old) of the student or his/her sponsor demonstrating a minimum of U.S. $15,000. Add an additional $1,500 for each dependent (spouse or child accompanying you).
  • If the bank statement is not in your name complete the Affidavit Support Form
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Complete the Student Application Form, upload supporting documents and pay the non-refundable $100 application fee through the portal.

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If accepted, Forum will notify you via email and will send your Acceptance Letter and Transfer Form to your current DSO. Once your SEVIS records have been released from your former school, we will contact you.
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Once your SEVIS records have been released from your former school, we will contact you to come take the placement test, pick up your new I-20 and register for classes. At this time, you will also need to pay at least the first month’s tuition.

CHANGE OF STATUS

Prepare your documents to upload into the application portal, you will need:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your current visa
  • Copy of your I-94
  • Copy of a recent bank statement (no more than 60 days old) of the student or his/her sponsor demonstrating a minimum of U.S. $15,000. Add an additional $1,500 for each dependent (spouse or child accompanying you).
  • If the bank statement is not in your name complete the Affidavit Support Form here

Complete the Student Application Form, upload supporting documents and pay the non-refundable $100 application fee and the $75 I-20 mailing fee through the portal.

Forum will review your application form and contact you within 48 hour regarding the next steps.

POLICIES RELATED TO REGISTRATION

**Forum Intensive English Center is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. For a full list of policies relating to international students please see the student handbook.

 

ENROLLMENT POLICY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Forum does not have application deadlines, but requires international students to properly time their arrival to Forum so they can take the placement exam and undergo mandatory orientation one day before the first class. Out of country F-1 applicants are recommended to give themselves about two months in advance of the session would like to attend in order to have adequate preparation time to receive for the visa and plan their trip. Students must pay the non-refundable application fee and make a tuition deposit prior to their arrival at Forum and will register for classes and pay for books upon their arrival. If an applicant is under eighteen years of age, he/she must obtain the signature of their guardian for all of Forum’s application forms.

The required $100 application fee and $75 non-refundable shipping fee are non-refundable. Tuition deposits are also not refundable if a student does not notify the Administrator of their cancellation at least 30 days before the start of class.

 

LATE ENROLLMENT POLICY FOR INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

Applicants can be admitted after classes begin in the Intensive English Program. If a student joins an Intensive course within two weeks of the first class day, he/she is responsible for paying the full tuition. Students joining after two weeks are eligible for prorated course tuition. Students cannot join an existing Intensive semester after 12 weeks. Intensive late enrollees must maintain 85% attendance from their class start date until the end of the course. Students who do not maintain 85% attendance will be subject to attendance probation. Intensive late enrollees must make-up the coursework and assessments that they missed and complete extra assignments in order to ensure that they understand the material previously covered. These students can request additional tutoring from their instructors if they need additional help understanding the material they missed. Late enrollees must get a 70% (C) in order to advance to the next level.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Forum Intensive English Center reserves the right to determine classes, levels and schedules for all students. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The required $100 application fee and $75 non-refundable shipping fee are non-refundable. Tuition deposits are also not refundable if a student does not notify the Administrator of their cancellation at least 30 days before the start of class.