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Immigration Links for Current Students

  • Just arrived? Welcome! Now you need to report your first arrival in the U.S.:
    Report your arrival
  • Are you continuing into the next session? If your I-20 is expiring, then you need an extension:
    Extend your I-20
  • Did you move into a dorm, apartment, or house? The U.S. Government needs to know:
    Change of U.S. address
  • Do you have a spouse or child? They need to be added to your record:
    Add a new dependent
  • Are you going to a different school? You need to complete a transfer-out form:
    Transfer-out request

Guidelines for Maintaining your Visa Status

The following guidelines are designed to help you understand the rules and regulations regarding maintaining your student status.

The ALP can only issue an I-20 for full-time ESL study. An ALP student can take other classes, but the basis for their I-20 and F-1 visa status is full-time ESL study.

ALP Levels, Placement & Testing

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Learn more about the American Language Program at Columbia University or contact the program advisor.

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Apply to the American Language Program

Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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