International Student Services

Prospective F-1 Students

Welcome to Office of International Student Services at La Sierra University. We are glad you are considering being apart of the La Sierra community. If you have any application/admissions, please email Office of Admissions at If you have any I-20/immigration questions, please email the International Office at

Below are steps that will help you with the admissions and I-20 process:

Step One: Apply Online!

Step Two: Obtain an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility)




Step Three: Apply for a U.S. Visa

Step Four: Plan Your Arrival

  • After you visa interview, you MUST update our office. Email us at and give us an update. If you were denied, you can either defer your attendance or request for you deposit to be refunded. Refunding your deposit will cancel your I-20 and your application file with La Sierra
  • Arrival: Airport Pick-up | Local Airports | Local Hotels
  • Living Arrangements: Apply to live in the dorms | Off-Campus Housing | List of local apartments

Step Five: Register for Orientation

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