International Applicant Resources

NYGSP Instructions for Foreign Students.pdf


Those educated outside the United States must submit transcripts to a credential equivalency service such as the Center for Educational Documentation.


Please make every effort to provide NYGSP with all required information for the completion of your Form I-20 in a timely manner. After you send the school the required documents, allow 1-2 weeks for processing time and return of the completed Form I-20 to you. NYGSP will make every effort to process your request as efficiently and timely as possible.

Please note: there is a postal fee to send the Form I-20 to you. This ranges from $25 to $60, depending upon your locale. Your account will be billed, and payment is expected with your registration.

Once you receive your Form I-20:

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requires nonimmigrant students to file a Form I-901 fee of $200 US dollars.  It is best to do this online.
The web address is: https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/

Once you have filed Form I-901 and paid the fee, an appointment may be made with the United States Consulate.  Please bring the following to the appointment:

  1. the fee for the appointment,
  2. the original Form I-20, receipt of payment of Form I-901,
  3. original acceptance letter from the NYGSP,
  4. your passport and
  5. any other documentation that the Consulate asks you to bring with you.

Please note: The US Consulate is closed on US holidays.

If you have questions or need clarification on any of this information please contact:
Mr. Stephen Guttman, NYGSP registrar
Monday - Friday 12:00-4:00 PM EST  (212) 260-7050.
Or he may be reached via email at: registrar.nygsp@bgsp.edu.