Academic English to Pathway

Attend an Academic English to Pathway Progression Event

Choose one (no registration required):

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

Register for an ISS Progression Workshop

During the ISS Progression Workshop, ISS will assist with the following tasks:

  1. Completing the Financial Certification Form and Submitting Financial Documents
    • This will take care of the Immigration Obligation (IO) hold for AE to PW Financial Documents.
  2. Submit a Travel Signature Request
    • This is only necessary if you plan to travel abroad between semesters.
  3. Pay for I-20 shipping
    • This is only necessary if you will be outside the US when your I-20 is prepared.
  4. Upload an MU FERPA Release Form
    • This is only necessary if someone other than yourself will be picking up your I-20.
  5. Answer questions about Program Extension Forms
    • This is only necessary if you are not going to meet all necessary requirements for progression.

Be sure to bring your financial documentation and passport with you to the ISS Progression Workshop!

Register for ISS Progression Workshop

Review the Academic English to Pathway Progression PowerPoint

Prepare Your Financial Documentation

In order to update your I-20 after successfully completing Academic English, you must provide updated financial documentation.  Financial documentation must be no older than 6 months.  Proof of financial support is required for each subsequent program.  Multiple sources of funding are acceptable, but financial documentation must be provided for each source of funding.  Be advised that Designated School Officials in the Office of International Student Services reserve the right to reject submitted financial documentation or request additional information, proof, or financial documentation on a case-by-case basis.

Types of Financial Documentation

Affidavit of Support (preferred)

Bank Statements
Loan Letters
University Scholarship or Assistantship Award
Government Funding, Scholarship, or Sponsor

Proof of Financial Support Amounts

Undergraduate Pathway:
1 Semester
Undergraduate Pathway:
2 Semesters
Graduate Pathway:
1 Semester
Graduate Pathway:
2 Semesters
Amount to Add for Dependents
For Spouse:
1 semester: $5,393
Full Year: $14,935
$22,570 $49,946 $24,120 $52,626
Per Child:
1 semester: $2,690
Full Year: $7,449

Complete the Financial Certification and Upload Your Financial Documentation

During the ISS Progression Workshop, ISS will assist you with submitting the Financial Certification Form and uploading financial documentation.  Be sure to bring your financial documentation (electronic and/or originals), passport and visa with you!

Option 1: Upload financial documentation in an ISS Progression Workshop (preferred – registration required):

Register for ISS Progression Workshop

Option 2: Upload financial documentation online through the Financial Certification form (if you cannot attend the ISS Progression Workshop):

Complete the Financial Certification

If you are completing the financial certification form on your own, be sure that for “Select the reason you are submitting proof of financial support” you choose I am in my final term of Academic English and expect to begin Pathway next semester”.

Let ISS know if you plan to travel outside the US between semesters

If you plan to travel outside the United States after progressing to Pathway, be sure to let the Office of International Student Services know your travel plans.  To do this, you must submit a Request for a Travel Signature.  Your Travel Signature Request will remain pending until your new I-20 is issued.

Frequently Asked Questions about Travel During Progression

Do I need a travel signature to travel inside the United States?
Can I reenter the United States with my old I-20?
Can I leave the United States before I receive my new I-20?
What documents do I need to reenter the United States after traveling abroad?
If my old I-20 has a valid travel signature, do I still need a new travel signature?

View Request for a Travel Signature

Receive your new I-20

Frequently Asked Questions About Receiving the I-20

What documents do I need to submit to receive my I-20?
When will I receive my I-20?
How can I receive my new I-20?
Why do I need a new I-20?

Do I need to purchase insurance BEFORE I can receive my I-20?

Do I need to register for classes before I get my I-20?