1 – Students who plan to attend Mentora College must receive an F-1 student visa from their local U.S. embassy.

2 – An I-20 is the official non-immigrant document that a student takes to the U.S. embassy to apply for the F-1 student visa.

3 – A bank statement is required by the student or the student’s sponsor as part of the program application process.

Mentora College issues an I-20 to students who qualify for a full-time program and can show sufficient funding for the program fees and living expenses.
If you have any questions about the Form I-20, speak with our DSO or email

11 – Students must contact Mentora College no later than three days after arrival in the US.

You will need the form I-20 for any of the following:

– Paying your I-901 SEVIS Fee: You will receive a Form I-20 from a DSO from every school that accepts you. Use the Form I-20 from the school you decide to attend to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee.

– Applying for your nonimmigrant visa at your U.S. Embassy or Consulate: Read the embassy or consulate’s website for more specific instructions. You need to apply 120 days before the date listed on your Form I-20. Make sure the type of visa you receive matches the I-20 type you have (F or M).

– Entering the United States: Bring your Form I-20 with you when you enter the United States. You will present it to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of entry when you arrive. You may arrive up to 30 days before the start date listed on your Form I-20.

– Applying for a driver’s license or Social Security number: If you need to apply for a driver’s license or Social Security number, you may need to bring the Form I-20 with you to prove you are legally enrolled in a program of study.



Hi, my name is Emili Gomez from Valencia, Venezuela. Since I started my studies in Mentora my English has improved a lot, as much as writing, speaking, and listening. I think this is the meaning of success, that you totally improved all your skills. Mentora is so good and everyone who studies here is very lucky to be part of such a good language school. My favorite teacher is Brandon. He is very friendly and understanding.


Hi, My name is Panisara. I am a Thai student who has studied here for almost 2 years. Honestly, I really really love this college. We are such a family, I feel happy every session to join the class. Every teacher makes me feel free to ask and talk, especially enjoy the class even though what we are studying is quite difficult.


My name is Shuudertsetseg, I am from Mongolia. I have studied at Mentora College for over 1 year. My College is about a structured and efficient curriculum that helps me apply everything that I study in real life. Having a set of brilliant professors who are willing to go to great lengths for students, only adds to its perks.



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