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Congratulations on your decision to attend Pratt Institute!

Most new international students will need to apply for and receive a SEVIS I-20. With your I-20, you can then pay required U.S. government fees, apply for and receive your F-1 student visa, and finally make travel plans.

Students who already currently hold an I-20 at a U.S. school should apply for a SEVIS transfer.

Once you are admitted and have paid the enrollment deposit, you will be provided a “OneKey” to login to Pratt systems. Once your OneKey is activated, set up and monitor your Pratt email address. Within three business days, you will receive an invitation from OIA to access our TDS Student Portal to apply for your I-20. All correspondance from OIA will be sent to your Pratt email address.

Admitted students should review our I-20 financial statement requirement and prepare the appropriate documentation while waiting to access the TDS Student Portal. In the portal, you will need to upload a copy of your passport, your financial statement, and, if the statement is not in your name, an affidavit of support. New I-20s will be processed within 5-10 business days of submitting your complete I-20 request. Transfer I-20s will be processed within 5-10 business days of the SEVIS transfer release date.

Note that OIA policy is to process complete applications in the order they were received and we ask students to kindly refrain from status checks and/or individual expedite requests.

International students who will study on another type of immigration status (such as Fulbright J-1, F-2, H-4, J-2, E, etc.) do not need to apply for an I-20, and should notify of their alternative status.

Sponsored students requesting a DS-2019 for J-1 student status at Pratt should provide documentation of an appropropriate external sponsorship to