Let us know if you have not received or made arrangements to receive the acceptance packet and/or the I-20 document (or DS-2019) from the Office of Admissions.
Trying for a second Visa interview
IF necessary, try for a second Visa interview. Below are some reasons your Visa may have been refused and tips on how to prepare for a second interview.
Visa refusal: ineligible under section 221(g)
The consular officer did not have all of the information required to determine if you are eligible to receive a visa
Your application is incomplete and/or further documentation is require – list which documents you need to provide for a second visa interview
How to deal with a refusal under 221 (g)?
If your application was denied because documentation or information is missing, you can provide the missing documents or information as soon as possible
After submitting the documentation, your visa application can then be processed to conclusion to determine whether you qualify for a visa
You have one year from the date you were refused a visa to submit the additional information
Visa refusal: ineligible under section 214(b)
Did not sufficiently demonstrate to the consular officer that you qualify for the nonimmigrant visa category you applied for; and/or
Did not overcome the presumption of immigrant intent, required by law, by sufficiently demonstrating that you have strong ties to your home country that will compel you to leave the United States at the end of your temporary stay.
Visa refusal 214(b) is NOT a final decision.
If you feel there is additional information that should be considered related to the visa decision, or there are significant changes in your circumstances since your last application, you may re-apply for the F1 visa.
Visa refusal: ineligible under section 212(a)
The consular officer determined you are likely to become a public charge in the United States for your existence and financial support in the United States.
You falsely presented facts and were not truthful in an attempt to receive a visa or enter the United States.
You were considered to have been unlawfully present in the United States.
Solution: you must demonstrate financial support during your temporary stay in the United States.
To enhance academic success, Missouri Western State University requires first year students and exchange students to reside in University Housing for the first two (2) Semester, unless they meet at least one of the following criteria for exception. Please see On-Campus Housing Waiver
Here are the housing options for new students. Graduate (masters) students are welcome and invited to live in Vartabedian Hall on campus too. There are advantages to living on campus including safety, security and convenience.
The system requires 9-digit student ID number which begins with the letter G (refer to the admission offer letter.)
Please note that TB blood test performed outside of the U.S. will NOT be accepted
Additionally, students who have ever had a positive tuberculin skin test, must submit a physician signed chest x-ray report with their health and immunizations records, prior to move-in to confirm the absence of active disease
IMPORTANT: Student who is not yet 18 years old when he/she step foot on campus will be required to complete and submit an additional form called the Consent to Treat a Minor form. The form MUST be co-signed by parents or legal guardians. According to the U.S. law, the university Health Center cannot provide health care to under-age students without written permission from parents or legal guardian.
Students arriving on dates other than listed above or are traveling with parent/guardian are expected to arrange own transportation. The average cost for airport shuttle is $80 plus 10%-15% service tips.
Uber on-demand service is generally available from the MCI airport to St Joseph, Missouri. Expect minimum cost $50 plus tips.
Some Uber driver may cancel ride request due to distance from the airport.
Direct taxi or Uber driver to take you to the University student residence Commons Building for Residence Hall check-in process.