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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.  


Front Desk




Processed in iTerp Workshop
Change of Status     X    
CPT-Curricular Practical Training   X X   X
Dependent Information   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   X(J-1 Only)  
Maintaining Status   X X    
OPT -Optional Practical Training       X X (Required)
Reinstatement of Status     X    
SEVIS Transfer   X X X  
Social Security   X X X  
Travel Abroad   X X    
Travel Signatures X X   X  
Updating I-20/DS-2019   X X    
Visa Renewal   X X