By CMusillo

The Department of State has updated its webpage on Student Visas to reflect that it will now issue new students their F or M visas up to 365 days in advance of the start date for a course of study as listed on the I-20.

However, students may not enter the United States on the issued student visa more than 30 days before their program start date.

Previously, visa interviews could be scheduled only up to 120 days before the program start date.