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Student Responsibilities

After Obtaining the F-1 Visa

  • While traveling, remember to keep your passport, the I-20 and F-1 visa together and with you at all times.
  • If you are coming here as student, and you have different U.S. visas in your passport, make sure that Border Patrol officer looks at your F-1 (student) visa. The stamp you receive should say F-1 D/S. 

Once You Arrive At IMG Academy

  • Bring your passport, and I-20 form to school and present to the International Student Advisor or a Designated School Official (DSO)
  • The DSO will sign your I-20 on the third page and make copies of all your legal documents: I-20, visa, and passport.
  • Students who are boarding on campus will be required to bring their visa documents to IMG Academy’s front desk in order to be secured (locked away).
  • Students who are non-boarding will be required to provide an American address where student will be living.

Leaving the USA for Holidays or Tournament Travel

  • When an international student leaves the United States, he/she must notify the International Student Advisor or a Designated School Official (DSO).
  • The DSO will verify that the student has a valid I-20 and that the I-20 is signed appropriately on page three. If the I-20 is not properly signed, the student might have difficulties with re-entry into the United States.
  • Students must always travel with their legal documents: I-20 and F-1 visa/passport.

Withdrawing or Graduating from the School

  • If an international student decides to withdraw from the School, he/she must inform the International Student Advisor or Designated School Official (DSO).
  • If the student will be attending another school within the United States, the DSO will transfer the SEVIS (I-20) record to the new school via the SEVIS computer system. The student must provide DSO with new school information.
  • If the student will not be attending another school within the United States, the DSO will be required to terminate the SEVIS (I-20) record.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to communicate withdrawal decisions or transfer requests to IMG Academy in a timely manner. 
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