The Office of Enrollment Management
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security. One of the goals of the DHS, which appropriated the responsibilities of what had previously been called the Immigration and Naturalization Service, was to better monitor non-immigrant visitors to the United States. This has directly affected international students in U.S. colleges and universities through the creation of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System database (SEVIS). This database has as its purpose to maintain information on international students in the U.S.
The I-20 form, which the prospective international student will need to obtain an F-1 (student) visa is created by the Designated School Official of the college to which you will apply and submit the necessary documentation. The DSO creates this document through the web based SEVIS database. As of September 1, 2004, in order to help maintain the SEVIS database, international students are required to pay $200 SEVIS fee. This fee will need to be paid after you receive the I-20 from Calumet College of St. Joseph, but before you request your F-1 visa from the U.S. consulate.
For instructions on payment please visit: SEVIS fee
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.
Telephone: (219) 473-4215 (Indiana)
(773) 721-0202, Ext. 215 (Illinois)
1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4336