Follow these steps to successfully start your journey with Stratford University
Contact ISO to check eligibility and the timeline for Change of status process. Some visas may not be eligible to change visa status due to their current visa restriction.
Getting started by applying at Stratford University! Please make sure to select the campus of your choice while filling the application.
Note: You can upload/attach the supporting documents at the end of the online application.
If any questions, please email
Note: Original documents are required to demonstrate proof of financial support. Documents must be mailed to 'Put address' OR 'put info about Funds V'.
After reviewing your application, you may receive an acceptance letter, I-20 and the instruction sheet to apply for change of status. You will be required to collect the documents to apply for change of status. ISO staff can help you prepare and can also review your documents before you send it to USCIS.
Note: I-20 issued to you is only valid for 30 days from the date that it was issued. If for any reason you are late in sending the documents. Please request another copy of your I-20.
You are now ready to mail your supporting documents to USCIS. Please check I-539 instructions for the mailing address and for any updates in the processing time. This process may take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months. During this time some visa holders may be allowed to take classes and some may have to wait for the approval due to visa restrictions. ISO staff will inform you in detail about your visa restriction at the time of your admissions process. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have at this point of time.
Once you receive your approval notice, please contact ISO and bring the original receipt I-797 for the registration process. Please refer to step D in “transfer student” process.