International Admission

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Students may apply for the following degree programs:

School of Physics and Radiological Sciences

School of Medical Imaging Sciences

School of Nutritional Health

*These programs are offered via distance education and are not eligible to receive an I-20 for the purposes of an F-1 student visa.

We thank you for considering John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences and are excited to receive your application. This page is designed to give you all the tools you need to successfully navigate the application and admissions process.

International Application Process

All applications must be complete before they can be considered for admission. A complete application consists of:

Processing time for International Applications can be extensive. We recommend that all international applications be submitted 45 days prior to the program start date.

All students must also engage in an admissions interview. An interview date shall be determined upon receipt of a complete application.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

International Student Resources

The following links and forms have been compiled to assist you throughout your educational experience. Please note that this list is only intended to be one of many tools to aid you through your process. Any questions regarding admissions, visas, employment authorization, transfers, OPT, CPT or maintenance of status should be directed to your DSO.


Overview: Pre-Arrival to Departure 
The above link is a reference to the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Website which is designed to walk you through necessary steps from application to SEVP certified schools to departure from the United States. 


Overview: What You Need to Know 
The Department of Homeland Security has created the above resource for international students covering basic “Must Read Information,” Benefits, and Tools.


Maintenance of Status 
The above link is designed to give you detailed information regarding maintaining status throughout your time in the United States.


Changing your Status 
Should you consider changing your status for any reason, be sure to contact your DSO and be familiar with the information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website.


Employment and Work Authorization 
You must contact your DSO and receive authorization to work prior to beginning any form of employment. The above link will allow you to determine if you may be eligible to work in the United States.


STEM Extension 
Your program of study may qualify you for the 24-Month OPT STEM Extension. The above link will tell you more about the STEM extension and how it relates to you.


Driving and Driver’s License Information

While Public Transportation options are available in South Bend, there are area attractions that are not served by public transportation. Should you choose to pursue a driver’s license, you will need the following information: 

The Driver’s license application process as explained by the Department of Homeland Security
State Specific Regulations for applying for an Indiana Driver’s license

You may be required to take a driving skills test and/or a driving knowledge examination. More information on each of the following can be found at the links provided.

The South Bend License Branch and BMV is located at:623 South St. Joseph Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Office Hours:

State Identification Cards 

In order to obtain a state ID you will need to provide the documents listed the Indiana BMV’s website, linked above. Applying for a Social Security Card 

In order to work, drive, or obtain a state ID you will need to visit the Social Security Office. The above link will tell you more about applying for a social security card or other form of social security documentation.You can also click here for information from the Social Security Administration relating to International Students and Social Security Cards. 

The Social Security Office in South Bend is located at:602 South Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Office Hours:

Lodging and Residential Information

There are several options for living in South Bend and the neighboring areas. For more information, please Contact Us.

Public Transportation>

There are limited public transportation options in South Bend and the neighboring areas. For more information, please Contact Us.