The Office of Enrollment Management
Arriving in the United States
It is important that you follow the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines when you are traveling to the United States with an F-1 visa. Please review the following procedures when preparing to arrive to begin your studies as an international student at Calumet College of St. Joseph:
As an initial student entering to attend school for the first time, you may not enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the program indicated on your I-20 form. If you are a transfer or continuing student, this rule does not apply to you.
When departing for the U.S., be sure to have a current passport, the sealed immigration documents given to you by the consular officer, evidence of financial resources, SEVIS form I-20, and the name and phone number of the Designated School Officer of Calumet College of St. Joseph.
You will complete (usually on the airplane) form I-94 Arrival Departure Record before passing through U.S. immigration.
The immigration officer will stamp your SEVIS form duration of status or “D/S” and also stamp the I-94 and staple it in the passport.
Once you have arrived in the Hammond area, report to Calumet College of St. Joseph as soon as possible and register for classes. The Designated School Official at CCSJ will need to make copies of your passport and I-94 forms.
If you are transferring to Calumet College of St. Joseph from an institution in the United States and you leave the country, you will need to have an updated I-20 from Calumet College of St. Joseph before returning to the United States in order for you not to be considered “out of status”.
Contact Information Office of Enrollment Management
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Telephone: (219) 473-4215 (Indiana)
(773) 721-0202, Ext. 215 (Illinois)
1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4336