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ISSS Services

ISSS Services

Welcome to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

Our website addresses many of the questions you may have (visit our Questions page). Listed below are links to our most frequently asked topics and the best method to getting your questions addressed. 

To make an appointment with an ISSS advisor, click here.  


(For general questions)

Virtual Appointment

Processed in iTerp

Virtual Workshop

Change of Status   X    
CPT-Curricular Practical Training X X X X
Dependent Information X X X  
Letters     X  
Employment Questions (non- OPT)
F-1 or J-1
X X    
Extending I-20/DS-2019 X X X  
Final term X X


Health Insurance X   (J-1 Only)  
Maintaining Status X X    
OPT -Optional Practical Training     X X (Required)
Part-Time Authorization X X X  
Reinstatement of Status   X    
SEVIS Transfer X X X  
Social Security X X X  
Travel Abroad X X    
Travel Signatures X   X  
Updating I-20/DS-2019 X X    
Visa Renewal X X