Prospective international students should follow this timeline closely to be best positioned to set up life in the U.S. and begin a Westminster degree program:
Over six (6) months before expected new student orientation date:
Upload in application portal all required seminary application materials so a decision on seminary admission, provisional until full funding is documented, may be issued
Up to 180 days before expected new student orientation date (but not before):
Upload in application portal evidence of funding and accompanying affidavit(s) of support in pursuit of a U.S. Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, or Form I-20.
Up to 120 days before expected new student orientation date (but not before):
Have visa appointment
Up to 30 days before new student orientation date (but not before):
Arrive in the U.S.
Save for the seminary admission decision, the timeline is based on U.S. federal government markers.