c. $25 application fee (will be included in the tuition & fees to be paid after student has been accepted)
d. If the student is currently in the 8th or 9th grade, submit the junior high school transcripts.
e. If the student is currently in grade 10 or higher, please submit the transcripts for grades 9 and above
f. A course description for each class is required along with the number of hours each class meets.
2. The HMA Admissions Committee meets to approve the application.
3. Upon acceptance to
a. An acceptance letter will be sent
b. The parents will be requested to wire electronically from their bank account to
4. Once the funds have been received by HMA an I-20 federal form will be issued by
5. Upon receiving your I-20 form, immediately file the SEVIS I-901 form and pay your $200 fee with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).This can be filed online, by mail, or by courier. The online method is the fastest (SEE below) and the method recommended by HMA.
You will be denied your VISA if you fail to file the SEVIS I-901 and pay the $200 fee.
Do not confuse this SEVIS I-901 fee with your
HOW TO APPLY TO SEVIS online:
- To complete the I-901 form, you will need your I- 20 form and your SEVIS I.D. Number. [This can be found on your I-20 form on the top right hand corner of the first page. It will be under the words “Student’s Copy” and above the barcode.]
- To apply directly online, go to http://www.fmjfee.com, OR, http://www.ice.gov/graphics/sevis/i901/index.htm
- In the middle of the screen on the http://www.fmjfee.com website, CLICK on the middle box, “PROCEED TO I-901 FORM AND PAYMENT.”
- Print out a receipt before you log off the website.
- Allow two weeks from the time of filing and payment.
6. When you go to the U. S. Consulate take four documents with you:
a. Your PASSPORT
b. Your letter of acceptance from
c. The I-20 federal form issued by
d. Receipt or proof that you have filed the SEVIS I-901 fee.
7. At the U.S. Consulate’s office you will receive a BOOKING Appointment number with a specific date and time to interview with
8. Immediately FAX or notify the school of:
a. Date and Time of appointment
b. Booking Appointment No.
9. At the appointment date and time set by the U.S. Consulate, the student should present themselves for the interview at least 30 minutes early.
10. Upon receipt of the F-1 Student VISA, immediately notify
11. If the Student VISA is denied, RE-Apply and request another interview. Often the U. S. Government wants to know the seriousness, positive intent, and determination of the student and parents and their interest to pursue their education. Keep the Registrar of Hawaiian Mission Academy informed of this second interview date and time, as well as, the outcome of your interview with the U. S. Consulate
12. However, if the student is denied and students abandon their efforts to apply for the F-1 Student VISA, then they must submit proof of denial of Student VISA to
All questions can be directed to one of two persons:
1. Ms. Nenny Safotu, Registrar
2. Mrs. Linda "Linn" Madsen, International Student Director
who have been accepted
have received their F-1 visa from the American Embassy/Consulate