Take these steps to become a student at Lakeshore Technical College.
Once you have been admitted into your program, you will receive the I-20 document. You will then need to:
Understanding Your I-20
The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by a government-approved U.S. educational institution certifying that you have been admitted to a degree program and that you have demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S.
The I-20 is officially titled the "Certificate of Eligibility" because with it, you are "eligible" to apply for an F-1 and M-1 student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. All international students MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to maintain F-1 or M-1 status.
Getting the I-20 from a U.S. school is not enough to become a legal F-1 and M-1 student. You must also be allowed entry to the U.S. as an F-1 and M-1, or be approved for a change of status from another type of nonimmigrant visa.
After a school completes their admissions process, the admitted students' names and other biographic information are entered into a U.S. government database called SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). The SEVIS database processes the information and produces a "PDF" file of the I-20 that is sent back to the school via the internet. The school official (called the Designated School Official or DSO) prints and signs the I-20 and then delivers it to the student. If a student needs to update or change information on the I-20, the DSO makes these requests through SEVIS to produce a new document.