International Student Applications for USMLE in the US

Becker Professional Education is certified by the Student Exchange Visa Program and is authorized to accept international students. Our school is listed in the SEVP-certified list and can be found on the SEVP School Search page.

What documents to I need to get started?

  • Passport
  • Current Visas
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Proof of English
  • Proof of Financial Support and Bank Statements
  • Dependent Information (if applicable)

How to Apply at Becker Professional Education?

TIP: The full name and date of birth on your passport SHOULD match all of your submitted forms to eliminate any delays or possible I-20 or visa denial.

  1. Review your program of choice and desired start dates on <insert website link here>.
  2. Fully complete, sign and send via email your admissions application to study at Becker Professional Education in the United States <insert application link here>
  3. Email the following required documents to your Admissions Representative in a PDF format with your admissions application or shortly after:
    1. Unofficial Transcripts: Acceptable documents include “Issued to Student” transcripts/mark sheets and copies of diplomas provided within 24 hours of receiving this email.
    2. Transcript Request Form: Please sign and date.
    3. Proof of English: Acceptable documents include results from an English proficiency exam like TOEFL or iELTS completed within the past 2 years or a letter from a university stating a program taken was 100% in English.
    4. Copy of passport and current visas.
    5. Bank Statement: This must demonstrate a minimum balance equivalent to $29,000 USD. It must also have a bank/teller stamp, no older than 9 months.
    6. Affidavit of Financial Support for F-1 Visa Students or “USCIS Form I-134 Affidavit of Support” Document: Must have one form completed by each financial sponsor, including you if you are providing your own financial support. Separate forms are not needed for you and your dependents, only for each separate sponsor if there are multiple sponsors. This must be dated no earlier than 9 months prior to your planned start date of enrollment as shown on the letter of acceptance.
    7. Rules of Maintaining F-1 Visa Status: Please sign and date.
    8. Dependents: If you plan to bring dependents with you to the U.S. please visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/dependents for full details and complete the dependent sections of the Becker application
  4. Application fee and full or deposit payment of your course

What’s next?

Letter of Acceptance & I-20 Form

Becker’s Designated School Official will review your application and required documents to issue you The Letter of Acceptance and Form I-20 generated through SEVIS. You will receive your Letter of Acceptance via email and your I-20 document will be mailed to the provided address via express mail providing you a tracking number via email.

Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee

TIP: Print a receipt of your payment transaction since it will be needed when you request your F-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

All prospective F1 Visa students are required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee before the Department of State issues your visa. Visit FMJfee.com for more information about this fee and to access the SEVIS Form I-901 to pay your fee.

IMPORTANT: Becker Professional Education does not administer this fee. If is your responsibility to pay this fee through the SEVP I-901 SEVIS fee processing website. The I-901 SEVIS fee is non-refundable even if your visa is denied.

From SEVIS Website: Regulation requires all prospective F students to pay the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee before the Department of State issues you a visa. To pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee, visit FMJfee.com to access the SEVIS Form I-901.

Apply for your F-1 Visa

Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to obtain your F-1 visa once you’ve received your Form I-20 from Becker and making payment of the I901 SEVIS fee.

To find a U.S. Embassy or Consulate near you and for specific information and regulations for your country, visit http://www.usembassy.gov/ .

IMPORTANT: An I-20 Form issued by Becker does not guarantee visa issuance. The U.S. Government at the Embassy or Consulate has the full approval to issue your visa

TIP: To increase the possibility of you and your dependents to travel and arrive to the U.S. together try to schedule the visa appointment for your dependents at the same time as yours.

How Becker Helped Me Succeed

“I joined Becker after preparing for step 1 for almost a year. I had heard about Becker through Dr Daugherty's posts and free webinars. Coming from India where teachers are totally different, it was a total new experience for me here at live classes. The pain they took to explain every student and making sure everyone understood what was being taught were the best things for me. Teachers were so approachable and I could ask even silliest of my questions. I want to thank everyone at Becker. You all are doing great job.”

M. Sharma, Becker Alumni

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