Documents for the J-1 visa will be produced for admitted exchange students only.  Students are notified of acceptance approximately two to three weeks after the application deadline. The International Services Office at GW is responsible for producing each admitted exchange students’ DS-2019 or “Certificate of Eligibility."

Admitted exchange students are encouraged to contact their local U.S. Consulate or Embassy for specific visa application instructions and visa wait times. Exchange students are responsible for paying the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee (preferably online) and scheduling an interview appointment with the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy upon receipt of their immigration document.