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    Getting to Hamline

    You've taken the necessary tests, put your application together, and have been accepted. Congratulations! We're thrilled that you chose to come to Hamline University.

    Getting Your Visa

    If your application for admission is accepted, you will receive an official letter of admission, requesting a deposit of USD $400 to acknowledge your acceptance of admission to Hamline. The deposit will be credited towards your fall tuition payment. We will also issue an I-20 to you.

    Upon receiving the I-20, you should bring the I-20, your valid passport, and financial information to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You will also need to bring the payment confirmation for your SEVIS fee. The State Department has information about the requirements to obtain a student visa in the U.S. After an evaluation by a consular official you should receive an F-1 visa to enter the United States as a student at Hamline University.

    The International and Off-Campus Programs office has more information about the visa process at the international students website.

    Hamline's Location

    Hamline University is conveniently located between Minneapolis, the largest city, and Saint Paul, the capital, of Minnesota. You should fly into the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport (MSP), located 15 minutes from campus.

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    A note about Minnesota weather 
    The temperature during the winter months (November-March) is cold; warm clothing and coats are necessary. The temperature may range from approximately -20 degrees Centigrade in the winter to +30 degrees Centigrade in the summer. Lightweight clothing is appropriate in the summer.

    International Student Resources

    The International and Off-Campus Programs office is dedicated to helping admitted and current international students. You can find more information about orientation programs, student organizations, maintaining your immigration status, traveling, and more at their website, or by emailing iocp@hamline.edu.

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