The first thing you need is to meet our admission criteria. You must have completed your high school studies in your home country, be a non-native English speaker and meet the minimum age requirements for each individual campus:
- 16 years of age
- If you meet these requirements, an application form
Once we have received your form you will be asked to provide us with;
Once you have completed the application and have been accepted, American Harbor College will send you a welcoming letter and your I-20.
Because you will be a student, you must obtain an F-1 (student) visa. To obtain a student visa, you must contact your nearest U.S. Embassy.
For specific information on where to obtain a visa, go to https://travel.state.gov/ and select the appropriate country and city.
If you are currently in the United States; apply to American Harbor College as normal. If you are accepted, we will assist you in changing your status to F-1.
If you are outside of the United States; apply to American Harbor College as normal. Make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy to apply for an F-1 visa
The transfer process is quite simple:
SEVIS stands for “Student Exchange Visitor Information System.” It is a web-based database that tracks all non-immigrants who are in the U.S. with F or J status. SEVIS is monitored by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For more information on F-1 rules and regulations, please refer to the BCIS website at https://uscis.gov
Students who attend Open Hearts Language Academy are to have graduated from High School, be non-native English language speakers and meet the minimum age requirements:
- 16 years of age
AHC offers eight levels; , one Pre-Basic level, two Basic levels, two Intermediate levels, two Advanced levels and one Elite Level. Each level lasts twelve weeks. A written and oral placement tests will be given to you on arrival to determine the level you will be starting at.
The sessions at AHC start, every two months
This depends on the result of your placement exam. Each level at American Harbor College lasts 8 weeks and there are 8 levels. So if you start at the Basic 1 level, you will need close to 24 months to complete the entire program of study.
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 Monday through Thurday
Even though our classes can accommodate up to 15 students we normally have an average of 8 to 10 students per class. This small class setting allows for our students to receive the individual attention required for them to succeed in their course of study.
At the end of your program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
AHC does not requires that all international students carry proper medical emergency insurance. However, AHC does recommend insurance.
Upon acceptance of your application, your application fees, tuition for the first 6 months [or up to your proposed length of study}
They can be paid by: sending a payment by wire transfer, sending a check drawn on a US bank or international money order or by credit card. American Harbor College accepts all major credit cards.
If your visa is denied all tuition and fees (except the initial application fee, SEVIS fee and mailing fee) will be refunded.