River Oaks Academy International
River Oaks Academy International

Enrollment Process

Admissions Process and the i20 – F-1 Visa Process


River Oaks Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.  To attend River Oaks Academy, international students must submit an international enrollment application and obtain a US Visa (you may start the process here: (http://travel.state.gov)). 


The International Enrollment Process:


  1. Submit the following documents to ROA at roainfo@gmail.com
    1. ROA Enrollment Forms (see below)
    2. Copy of passport
    3. Translated academic transcripts from 9th through 12th grade
    4. Copy of immunization records (if available)
    5. Copy of proof of financial ability


  1. Once these documents are received, ROA will email to you a DRAFT i20.  You must check this carefully and request changes to any errors before the i20 is finalized.


  1. The i20 will then be finalized.  A copy will be sent to you by email.  The original will be sent by US Postal Service.  Expedited mail is available for an additional fee.


  1. Once you receive your original i20, you must make an appointment at your nearest US Consulate, click here:  http://www.usembassy.gov/ by applying for a DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, click here:  http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4230.html.


  1. When you go to your Consulate Interview, bring all of your original documents.


  1. If you pass the interview, the Consulate will let you know and will award you with the F-1 Visa.


  1. Once you have the F-1 Visa, plan your travel and contact ROA as soon as possible to schedule your enrollment date.  ROA will then plan your courses and develop a graduation plan.


Helpful Hints


  • Our International Enrollment Checklist organizes the required documents.  Click here to download the checklist.
  • Some consulates prefer to see that you have been accepted to ROA prior to your interview. 
  • Some consulates prefer that you have paid tuition prior to receiving the F-1 as a proof of financial ability.
  • Original documents are important for your consulate interview.
  • Clear graduation plans and living arrangements are important.


Complete the following 3 ROA Enrollment forms:


Forward all documents to: roainfo@gmail.com


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