For F-1 and Non-F-1 Applicants

For F-1 Visa Applicants

As an F-1 visa student, you are required to schedule a visa interview and receive your F-1 visa before you can enter the US and attend our program. You are encouraged to apply for your visa as soon as you receive your International Gateways I-20 and Acceptance Letter. Allow several weeks for planning and getting an appointment for the visa. During the COVID-19 pandemic, your visa appointment wait time may be longer. You may want to check visa appointment wait times offered by the US consulate or embassy in your home country. 

For more suggestions on F-1 visa interview preparation, please refer to our Hints for SuccessfulF-1 Visa Interview (pdf)

You can also find useful instructions on the embassy or consulate website where you intend to apply for your F-1 visa. 


For Non-F-1 Applicants 

If you are in the United States on a non F-1 visa and permitted to attend school, International Gateways has classes for you.

Being a non-F-1 visa student allows you to take classes full time or part time. Please check with IG admissions to check your eligibility by emailing to . How many classes you take depends on your needs. Part-time students can choose between 4 hours to 16 hours a week. Full-time studies include 20 hours of instructions per week. The following groups of students are all welcome to study English at SJSU with International Gateways.

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Green-card holders
  • F-2 visa holders
  • J-1 visa holders
  • H-4 visa holders
  • B-1/B-2 visa holders
  • Other visa holders (please check your eligibility)


        Eligible non-F1 visa holders can enroll into the ATP program on a part-time basis.


Class Hours

per Week 

 9-week Session Tuition (USD)

4 $860
6 $1,240
8 $1,620
10 $1,990
12 $2,370
14 $2,750
16 $3,130


Please visit our How to Apply page to select a program and find out more information about the application steps.