You must meet the following criteria in order to become an F-1 Student.
You must be enrolled in an “academic” educational program, a language-training program, or a vocational program.
Your school must be recognized by USCIS
You must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution
You must be enrolled in courses leading to English proficiency
You must have sufficient funds available for self-support during the entire proposed course of study
You must maintain a residence abroad which you have no intention of giving up
You must have educational records