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An individual attending ASU for a prescribed program of academic activity which does not lead to a degree from ASU may get a J-1 visa as a non-degree seeking student.
Programs must be for a minimum of three weeks
Program activity must equate to a full-time work load. Must be confirmed in prescribed course of study from faculty supervisor.
Students must have a substantial portion (at least 51%) of their funding coming from a source other than personal or family funds. Such funds may be identified as a scholarship, fellowship or a grant/award from another organization.
Apply to the ISSC to obtain a DS-2019. We will issue the DS-2019 within 7-10 working days of a complete application.
Submit your DS-2019 Application packet. Be sure to include these supporting documents:
Within 7-10 working days of receiving a complete application, you will receive an email confirming the studnet's DS-2019 package is ready for pick up. We will also include a copy of the student's DS-2019 for your records.
Funding documentation showing ability to cover current estimates of monthly living expenses.
How to show documentation of funds:
Estimates of monthly living expenses:
The student has the right to remain in the United States to complete his or her program objective provided that does not exceed the total length of time permitted by his or her program category and he/she adheres to all regulations of his/her J-1 status.
A non-degree seeking student appointment is normally held for up to one year, and may be renewed for no more than one additional year.
Submit the DS-2019 extension application and supporting documents.
Within 7-10 working days of receiving a complete application, we will contact the student via e-mail when the student's DS-2019 package is ready for pick up. We will also send you a copy of the student's DS-2019 via campus mail.