Answered By: Juli Konopa Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016 Views: 54
You should apply for an I-20 immediately after you register for your U.S. residency and receive your registration confirmation email, at least 3-4 months in advance of your residency date. This allows sufficient time for your I-20 processing. If you apply for your I-20 less than 3-4 months before your residency start, the required processes and approvals may not be completed in time for you to be able to attend your preferred residency.
Please see the attached website for complete information about the process for international students attending residencies in the U.S.