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After your admission has been approved, you will be asked to submit a
housing deposit. The deposit must be received
prior to the issuance of your I-20. Please contact the MU Business
Office at (910) 630-7012 to pay the deposit. It can be paid by credit
card, money order, bank draft or check.
Wire Transfer Information
Bank Name: BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust)
Bank Address: 5137 College Center Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28311
Bank Phone: (910) 482-4230
Routing #: 053101121
Account #: 5292616084
FOR F-1 VISA
It is imperative that you present a valid SEVIS I-20 to the nearest
U.S. consulate in order to apply for an F-1 visa. Students may be
required to present the following documents:
- Current, valid passport
- Form DS-160,
- Acceptance letter from MU
- Proof of SEVIS fee payment. For more information, go to www.fmjfee.com.
- Passport photograph
- Current, dated financial statements
- Proof of permanent address in home country and plans to return
to home country
The earliest that an F-1 visa can be granted is 90 days before
the reporting date listed on Form I-20 (but a student can enter
the U.S. no earlier than 30 days before I-20 program start date).
do not need visas to study in the U.S. You do need to obtain an
I-20 (or DS-2019) Certificate of Eligibility from the university
that you plan to attend. At the time you receive the I-20 (or DS-2019)
you will be registered with SEVIS, the student tracking system.
You will be assigned a SEVIS number, and be required to pay a $100
When you cross the border to study you will need to provide the
Officer at the port of entry:
- Proof of identity and citizenship (a Canadian passport for
- The original I-20 (or DS-2019) certificate
- Proof that you have paid your SEVIS fee
- Proof that you have the funds to pay for the school that you
plan to attend
- Proof of your ties to Canada
Traveling internationally can be quite challenging since you are
limited as to how much you can carry with you. The temperature in
Fayetteville, N.C. ranges from the 30's to the 80's (Fahrenheit)
throughout the year. The average temperature in February is about
43° while the average temperature in July is just 85°. Here are
some recommendations as to what you should bring as a minimum:
- casual (warm weather) clothes
- two warm sweaters & a warm jacket or coat
- at least one sport coat or suit (guys)
- personal grooming/health/beauty items
- at least one nice dress (girls)
- exercise or athletic clothes and shoes
- umbrella & rain coat or jacket
- alarm clock or radio
- Traditional wear from your country
- Power convertor if needed.
** The International Programs Office will take you out shopping
after you arrive so that you can buy your own linens and anything
else you did not want to carry in your suitcase.
You may be refused entry into the United States if you attempt to
arrive more than 30 days before the program start date listed on
your SEVIS I-20 form.
ALWAYS HAND-CARRY YOUR DOCUMENTS.
If your baggage is lost or delayed, you will not be able to present
the documents at the port of entry. As a result, you may not be
able to enter the United States. Do not
pack the following documents in your baggage:
- Your passport, valid for at least six months
beyond the date of your expected stay
- SEVIS Form I-20.
In addition, it is strongly recommended that you also hand carry
the following documentation:
- Evidence of financial resources
- Evidence of student status, such as recent tuition receipts
- Paper receipt for the SEVIS fee, Form I-797
- Name and contact information for your "Designated School
Official", including a 24-hour emergency contact number at
For comprehensive information on procedures for traveling and
arriving in the United States, visit: http://www.educationusa.info/pages/students/travel.php.
**Students are required to report to
their school within 30 days of the date that appears on the SEVIS
I-20 form to register for courses or to validate their intended
participation. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences.**
The International Programs Office maintains international student
files for all international students enrolled at Methodist University.
You are required to bring the following documents issued to you
within 72 hours of your arrival on campus:
- Your passport and your visa
- Your I-94 form
- Your I-20
- Medical form
Copies of these documents will be made for your file and the original
will be returned to you. IPO is required by law to maintain the
up-to-date information of international students. Therefore, you
must update us if there are any changes.