International Students Supplemental Application

Montessori Northwest is certified through the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVP) Program to offer I-20's for M-1 student visas for our Portland academic year courses. If you are applying for a summer course, or the San Francisco Bay Area primary course, we are not certified to offer visas at this time. The information below is required for all Portland academic year students who require a student visa. Due to processing times for TOEFL tests, transcript evaluations, and visa interviews, we recommend that international applicants begin the visa process no fewer than 3 months before the start of the course. 

  1. Apply to Montessori Northwest (Application Part 1 and Part 2 and the Additional Application Requirements for Non-Native English Speakers, if applicable).

  2. Upon acceptance to the course, prepare all documentation then complete the International Students Supplemental Application (below), including payment of the $375 MNW International Student Fee.

  3. Within a couple weeks time, we will create then mail you the I-20 form.

  4. After receiving your I-20, pay the SEVP I-901 Fee which is approximately US$350. Note this fee is in addition to the MNW International Student Fee. More information about the SEVP I-901 fee can be found at

  5. Apply for your visa through a US Embassy or Consulate. Bring these items (and any others requested) to the visa interview:

    • Valid passport

    • Printed receipt of I-901 Form

    • I-20 Form

    • Financial information, showing having the monies necessary to pay for your studies abroad, including bank statements. If you are receiving sponsorship, a letter from the sponsor and their bank statements.

    • You might be asked to bring papers or proof that you have every intention of returning to your home country following your training.

    • Transcripts and diplomas

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International Student Fee

A fee of $375 is required for all International Students submitting the International Student Supplemental Application. The fee supports advising and technical services to meet federal regulations. Have a credit card ready to submit your application.

To continue with your application, please fill out the same contact details you used in previous steps, then click submit to launch the International Student Supplemental Application.