入站的学生

Inbound students interested in attending Nichols from all non-US locations will find details on applications, 需求, 在下面旅行. We have a number of programs and services that support the unique academic and student life needs of the international student body at 尼克尔斯学院.

  • 专职国际顾问
  • Immigration services to help with visa guidance and federal regulations
  • 立即登记,到达后入住
  • 交通到银行和零售中心

Inbound Degree-Seeking students will need to submit the following by June 25th:

  • 应用程序
  • Proof of English proficiency (see English Language Proficiency Requirements)
  • 官方成绩单,翻译和评估
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support
  • 个人陈述或论文
  • 一封学术推荐信

Bilateral Exchange Partner Students will need to submit the following by June 15 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester for semester-only students; submit the following by June 25th for degree-seeking students:

  • Nomination letter from home university sent to the Office for International
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support

To demonstrate English proficiency, you must submit at least one of the following:

  • 托福成绩最低72分(ibt)
  • 雅思成绩6分以上
  • 培生学术PTE成绩不低于49分
  • 最低SAT语言/批判性阅读成绩350分
  • 多邻国英语成绩不低于95分
  • Minimum score of 14 on the ACT English and Reading sections
  • 面试尼科尔斯招生团队的一名成员
  • 毕业于, 英语口语, non-distance learning secondary school with a college preparatory curriculum
  • 成功完成英语语言课程

附加信息:

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that all international students maintain full-time status. This means 12-19 credits per term in an undergraduate program or 6 credits in our graduate programs.
  • Massachusetts State law requires that students enrolled at a minimum of 3/4 full-time enrollment participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage.
  • Letters of recommendation, essay, and transcripts must be submitted in English. You cannot apply for a student visa until you have been accepted. 在你开始这个过程之前, we will ask for documentation that states you are able to meet financial expenses.
  • 如果你被录取了,1000美元.00 tuition deposit will be required along with an affidavit of financial support with official certification from your bank and a color copy of the identification page of your passport. Your 尼克尔斯学院 I-20 cannot be issued without these items.
  • This College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students in F-1 status.

学术奖学金

国际学生可能有资格获得 优秀奖学金 based upon academic achievement at their current or previous secondary or post-secondary institution. Merit scholarships are fully renewable as long as students maintain satisfactory progress. 学生的平均成绩必须保持在2分.0 or higher and continue to be enrolled full-time while completing 12 credit hours or more per semester.

住宅常见问题解答

What’s the weather like—and what kind of clothes should I bring?

The weather in New England changes minute to minute, which means it’s best to dress in layers. That way, you can take off or add layers as the weather changes, and you’ll always be comfortable. 尽管我们这里四季分明, 天气并不总是服从它们, so be prepared for any unseasonably cold (or warm) snaps. And don’t forget to bring warm, water-resistant jackets and footwear for rain or snow.

校园在哪里,附近有哪些主要城市?

Campus is located in central Massachusetts in the town of Dudley, 距离罗德岛州和康涅狄格州只有几分钟的路程. We’re one hour from Boston and Providence, and three hours from New York City. The major cities of Worcester, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut are also nearby.

我可以选择室友吗?

You may pick the person or people you would like to live with. Every effort will be made to house roommate requests together. You will notify us of your roommate choices by completing the online roommate match information that will be given out at Orientation.

我房间里有什么家具啊?

单人床, 床垫-超长(36 " x80 "), 衣橱/衣柜, desk, chair, 颜色/百叶窗, 还有浴帘.

Are there stores nearby where I can pick up anything I’ve forgotten?

We have a few on-campus markets for picking up day-to-day essentials, 此外,附近还有当地的商店. 更大的购物之旅, the 尼克尔斯学院 “Bison” Shuttle offers a free ride to shopping centers locally and around Massachusetts, 包括零售商和杂货店.

移民

We provide our international students with a number of services that assist their arrival to campus and their daily life. 尼克尔斯学院 offers all first-time international students the following guaranteed services:

  • 立即登记/入学
  • Orientation including Familiarity Tour (first time arrivals)
  • 银行预约
  • 往返于零售中心
  • 暑假期间行李寄存处

伸出手去 我们的办公室 直接协调上下车服务.

准备工作

在你买票之前,问问你自己……

第一天上课是什么时候?

检查我们的 校历 所以你可以在第一天上课前到这里.

你们班什么时候开学?

Students on I-20s with F-1 Visas may arrive in the US up to 30 days before the beginning of the academic program, 但尼科尔斯要到入住日才能打开你的房门. Special early requests of a few days may be possible with advanced planning.

在你去机场之前,问问你自己……

Who do I send my itinerary and F-1 Visa copy to at Nichols if I would like to request airport pick-up?

The Office for International Engagement (OIE) and International 招生 coordinate airport runs for students.

我怎样才能保证接机?

To guarantee pick-up, arriving within pick-up windows may require wait times at Logan airport. 联系 International 招生 or the Office for International Engagement (OIE) for schedules.

Whose phone number should I have in case my flight is delayed?

International 招生 or the Office for International Engagement (OIE) will provide you with a phone contact when you make pick-up arrangements.

我应该携带哪些官方文件?

All pages of your I-20—don’t forget to sign it; your passport with F-1 Visa; your acceptance letter from Nichols; your proof of finances affidavit.

学生忘记带什么?

Universal charges for electronic devices; bedding and pillow for the mattress we provide; soap, 洗发水和毛巾.

要是我忘事怎么办?

Nichols runs a shuttle to retail establishments for your convenience, but you may need to be prepared for your first few days on campus before a shuttle is available. 尼科尔斯提供床上用品订购服务. 宿舍生活的工作人员可以把链接发给你. That way, your bedding will be delivered right to Nichols and you do not have to pack it.

我到达后该做什么?

Keep your plane ticket, your signed I-20, and your passport handy when you travel. If you are given a declarations form to fill out on the plane, fill it out and keep it with you. 当你到达洛根时, you will print off an arrival document at a kiosk in the arrival terminal and proceed to the border guard. 他们会要求你出示所有文件. 通过CBP后,去行李提取处. After the baggage claim you will go through one more checkpoint, so keep your documents available. Upon exiting the international arrivals area, you will exit into the terminal reception area. Look for the 尼克尔斯学院 representative holding a 尼克尔斯学院 sign.

I-20和F-1签证

尼克尔斯学院 is approved by the US Government to accept international students for study at Nichols.

看看美国政府的官方 在美国学习 website for detailed information specifically for international students.

我需要什么移民文件?

  • 你的有效护照
  • 尼科尔斯学院的美国I-20
  • 美国领事馆签发的F-1签证

什么是I-20,怎样才能拿到I-20?

The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by a US government-approved educational institution certifying that a student has been admitted to a full-time study program and that the student has demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the US The I-20 is officially titled the “Certificate of Eligibility” because it allows an individual to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a US embassy or consulate abroad.

如果你是美国以外的新学生, 在被尼科尔斯学院录取后, 你需要提供财务证明, fill out an I-20 request form when requested by Nichols International 招生, provide a color copy of the picture page of your passport, 付你尼科尔斯学院的学费押金. Once the Nichols DSO (Designated School Official) has this information, we enter your name and biographic information into a US government database called SEVIS (学生及交流访问学者资讯系统). The SEVIS database processes your information for a unique number (SEVIS number) and I-20 document. The DSO prints and signs the I-20 and then delivers it to you by mail.

If you are a transfer student already in the United States, you will ask the DSO at your current school to process your “Transfer Out” request in SEVIS. 通常他们会给你一张表格让你填写. You will need to show them our Nichols Acceptance Letter. You must plan to enroll in the next possible semester at Nichols in order to remain in compliance with the terms of your I-20.

SEVIS is the database and information system of the Student Exchange Visitor Program which holds all your official visa status information, 授权你在美国全日制学习.

什么是F-1学生签证,我如何获得一个?

All non-immigrant visitors are required to have a valid visa (except Canadians) in their passport to be allowed entry into the U.S. 有关一般信息,请参阅 U.S. 国务院 website.

An appointment for a visa interview at a US embassy or consulate abroad may be required.

Visas cannot be issued inside the US unless you are eligible for a Change of Status.

Use the SEVIS number we send to you to get an appointment at the US Consulate in your country.

Check the current wait times for visa appointments and issuance in your city.

Pay the SEVIS费用,如适用.

Make a visa appointment and go to an interview at a US embassy or consulate.

加拿大公民

Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a visa to enter the US as an F-1, but must still pay the SEVIS费用 and present their I-20 at the US port of entry. However, 如果访问者在加拿大有“登陆移民”身份, 进入美国需要美国签证.

签证预约

读了 U.S. 国务院 website for more information about the visa application process and Temporary Visitors to the U.S.

签证等待时间

Since visa appointments are limited and visa processing times can be lengthy, 尽早预约. Consulates will generally accept appointments up to 120 days prior to the start of studies. There may be long waiting periods for appointments, especially May through August. However, consulates may give priority to F-1 student applicants, if requested.

签证面试

前往签证面谈时,请携带:

  • 护照(有效期至少6个月)
  • 资格证书I-20 (F-1)
  • Proof of admission (or proof enrollment for current students)
  • 经济支持证明
  • 签证申请表格和费用
  • SEVIS收费收据(F-1)
  • Students on OPT or STEM OPT must also bring an unexpired EAD card and a job offer letter or employment verification letter

有些领事馆可能需要额外的文件, so check the consulate website for visa application instructions. 签证申请表格和费用 can be found on the consulate website.

一旦你有你的SEVIS号码的扫描副本, most often you will be able to make an appointment at an American consulate.

Once we have a local address for you, we will send your original I-20 through the mail.

You will need the original I-20 at the visa interview at the consulate.

Check the consulate website to make sure you have all the documents they require for your visa application.

支付签证申请费并保留收据.

国际学生表格和链接

我们想和你谈谈!

We’re here to help—so if you have questions about Nichols or our application process, contact us at international@tilou.net or call 508-213-2480.

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玛丽莎·布朗宁

转学和国际招生主任

Office: 508-213-2382

Email: Marissa.Browning@tilou.net