International student visa


MSU College of leadership is a SEVIS approved school that can issue I-20 forms to allow students to apply for M-1 visas. In order for a student to receive the I-20 from MSU they must complete the following steps:

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Step 1: Complete the online Application Click here

Step 2: Pay the application fee

Step 3: Complete the English proficiency test.
Step 4: Have your references verified
Step 5: Prove your financial resources (SEVIS requires that students have sufficient funds in the bank to cover all MSU expenses for the year).
Step 6: Be accepted as a MSU student. Students will receive an acceptance letter by email and mail, usually within two weeks of the completion of step 5.

Once all these steps have been completed you will be mailed an I-20 form that you will need to take to the US Embassy in your country to apply for the M-1 visa. To find the embassy nearest you go to and search in your country. Each US Embassy has a website that is listed. Use this website to determine the next steps you need to take to get your M-1 visa. Some Embassy’s allow you to apply online and some require an in person interview. Please contact your Embassy for further information and the documentation they require. Closely follow the instructions they give you to avoid delays in your visa process.

Some US Embassy’s have a 6 week waiting list so please account for this when applying for MSU.
When you arrive at Customs and Border Control in the U.S., make sure you have your passport and M-1 visa, your I-20 form, and other relevant supporting documents, such as a bank statement, to show to the U.S. Immigration Officer. You will need to show the address where you will be staying once you arrive at MorningStar. You will also need to write this address on arrival forms that will be given to you on your flight to the U.S.

If you are staying in the bunkhouses, your address will be:

375 Star Light Drive
Fort Mill SC 29715

For all the information you need regarding the M-1 visa, application process, rules and other SEVIS programs please go to:

You may also contact the MSU office by email or phone if you still need more help regarding this program.

Contact Info
Phone: 803.547.8494

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