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Incoming new students for Summer/Fall 2018
Please refer to the I-20 request email invitation sent to your SVA email account within a week of enrollment.  You must have a valid MySVA user account to log in.  Do not create a user profile using non-SVA email.  User profiles created with a non-SVA email will be deleted.

The Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 or DS-2019 is issued to enrolled students within a few weeks upon the enrollment fee payment and completion of required questionnaires in the Terra Dotta system.  Information about how to access the Terra Dotta student portal is emailed to your SVA email account.  Please expect the FedEx tracking notice sent to your SVA email as well.

Accessing the Terra Dotta system:
Only new students who have paid the enrollment fee have access to the Terra Dotta system using your MySVA credentials, on the following business day after your enrollment fee payment is processed.  Login URL is sent to your SVA email account.  If your login returns an error message, "SIS Data Not Found" - please allow one business days for your data to load.

Technical Assistance
If you experience technical problems logging into Terra Dotta using your MySVA information, please do the following to ensure access to MySVA first.

1. Go to myaccount.sva.edu
2. Click on the 3rd option, "Secure my Account"
3. After securing the account, choose option 1, "Reset my password."

Please contact [email protected] for assistance. Once you have successfully changed your password and logged into MySVA, please access Terra Dotta using the same username and password.

I-20 Shipment Timeframe
Due to the high number of international students enrolled this season and government-imposed deadlines, I-20 issuance will begin in May.  Our office is aware of the visa application timelines and will ship your document as soon as we are able.

Once you have submitted all required information, ISO will review your materials and contact you if anything else is needed.  If the documents are deemed sufficient, your I-20 will be issued within a few weeks and sent via FedEx.  You will receive another email directly from FedEx with the shipment tracking number.  Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

Applying for the F-1 Student Visa
Please review the F-1 student visa application requirements: sva.edu/iso.

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