Metis is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The Data Science Training Bootcamp at our New York City or San Francisco campuses is eligible for attendance on an M-1 student visa. If you are a foreign national intending to study with Metis full-time and require a student visa to enter the United States, please review M-1 student visa requirements at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/study-exchange/student.html. Metis as a SEVP approved school will provide you with a Form I-20 to present to the consular officer overseas after you have been accepted to the school.
Please review the information below to learn more the application process for international students.
Steps to Attend Metis on an M-1 Student Visa:
Acceptance to the Data Science Training Bootcamp: Complete your application for admission here. Please note that you must apply for admission at our New York City or San Francisco campuses only. In order to provide additional time for Metis and Consular processing, the application should be submitted within the international application deadline schedule.
Supplemental Documents for I-20 Issuance: After gaining acceptance into the program, you must promptly submit the supplemental application and send us the documentation required to issue a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students, Form I-20 when requested via email. You will be asked to provide:
* Financial Support: A financial certification such as a bank endorsement or other document declaring you have access to funds to cover your living expenses for the three months in New York City or San Francisco.
* Proof of English Language Proficiency: Students must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently as the program is taught in English. A copy of your TOEFL score or proof that your previous education was at an English medium school. A paper-based minimum TOEFL score of 477 or above, or an internet-based minimum TOEFL score of 71 if English is not the student’s primary language.
* Proof of Scholastic Preparation: Copy of high school and/or college diploma. [If applicable, a translated copy must be included.]
* Tuition Payment: Payment of at least the tuition deposit. The total tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.
* Passport Bio Page
* Enrollment Agreement
* Consular Processing: Once you have received the original Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students, Form I-20, follow the steps for scheduling an interview and consular processing at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/study-exchange/student.html
* Schedule your travel to the U.S.: We cannot guarantee that the US Consulate will issue the student visa. Do not make final travel plans or buy tickets until you have a visa. Please notify us as soon as you have obtained your visa to reserve your seat in the class.
Application Due Dates
International students (applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated enrollment date. We’ve set the following deadlines to help make the process as seamless as possible:
Application Deadlines for Students Outside of the U.S.