The applicant fills out the online CELAC application and uploads all the required documents.
CELAC staff reviews the application and evaluates the applicant's documents.
IF NEEDED: CELAC staff emails the prospective student to submit further documents or answer questions to complete his/her application.
Once the full application has been received and approved, the applicant is entered into UNM and US State Department databases. Processing takes an average of 3-5 business days.
After the applicant's information is processed, CELAC staff will email the admitted student a scanned copy of his/her CELAC acceptance letter and shipping instructions to receive their original letter and I-20 form.
The applicant enters his/her shipping information under his/her preferred method, either through E-Ship Global or regular USPS mail, then CELAC staff mails his/her documents.
The applicant receives his/her original documents and then schedules his/her student visa interview and pays the SEVIS fee.