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Application, Acceptance And Enrollment

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. A designated official DSO shall issue you an I-20 form only after the following conditions are met:

  1. You have emailed a written or typed application (with applicable signatures) to the school.
  2. You have sent a valid copy of your passport, as well as a bank statement showing sufficient funds for tuition, along with your application.
  3. The school authority DSO has determined that you meet all standards for admission.
  4. The official responsible for admission at the school has accepted you for enrollment in a full course of study.

Dean International will send, upon receipt of a Completed Application Form, an I-20 form and an official letter of acceptance.

Upon arrival to the United States, students are enrolled according to the requirements of the school and the U.S. Government.

Also upon arrival at Dean International, a deposit of $9350.00 USD is required prior to starting the training program with the remaining amount necessary for training due in four monthly installments.*

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (305) 259-5611 or email us at: rdean@flymiami.com.

Sincerely,

Elisa Dean, DSO

* Funds that are transferred to our institution before arrival must be paid in U.S. dollars, and by bank wire transfer. For more information, feel free to contact us at (305) 259-5611 or at rdean@flymiami.com. The $200 processing and shipping fee for the I-20 is non-refundable.

 

Next Step: TSA Clearance Instructions

The TSA clearance process is extremely important in completing your admission to Dean International. In order to begin training quickly, you should complete the TSA clearance process as soon as you are sure you would like to apply for enrollment; before arriving to the school.

The application processing fee for each course you plan to take is $130. This fee must be paid directly to the TSA by credit card. In addition, the name on the credit card used must be the same name used on the application.

Another important part of the TSA clearance process is fingerprinting portion. If you are able to process your fingerprints before arriving, you may be able to begin training with little or no delay. If your fingerprints are not processed before your arrival to the United States, you may delay the start of your training up to 45 days.

However, if there is no fingerprinting agency in your country, you will have to complete that portion of the TSA clearance process in the United States. You can verify if there is an agency in your home country by visiting www.flightschoolcandidates.gov, and completing the application form. An email will be sent to you requesting fingerprints and you will be shown a website that will list all fingerprint agencies. The TSA fee can be paid after you have received approval for your M-1 Student visa.

The TSA Clearance process:

  1. Go to www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
  2. Click "LOGIN", then "New Student Account"
  3. Complete all of the requested information. If you have any questions, email us at edean@flymiami.com. Here are the items most frequently inquired about:
    1. You MUST give your last name and first name
    2. Training Request Course Name: Initial
    3. Aircraft Type is the particular model of aircraft you will be flying, for example, Cessna 172
    4. Category is 3. This designates an aircraft under 12,500 lbs.
  4. Pay directly to the TSA the $130 processing fee.
  5. You will also need to upload a clear color copy of your passport and your visa.
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