If you are entering the U.S. for the purpose of study and are not a U.S. citizen, you are required to get a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 from the university that you will be attending. You will need to get this document processed prior to your entrance into the United States in order to be granted student status by the U.S. government.
Accepted international students can learn more about the acceptance process, applying for a student visa and arrival to the U.S
All international students are required to get a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 from the University in order to attend classes in the United States. As a Canadian Citizen, you will not need to apply for an F-1 student visa in addition to the I-20. However, students that are permanent residents of Canada and are not Canadian citizens will need to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate once they have applied for and received their I-20 from the University.