March 2016

Do not become a scam victim or identity theft victim

You may receive a call from someone who claims to work for the United States government, for example, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Sometimes, they will claim to be from local law enforcement.  They will demand that a student pay money and/or give personal information immediately.&...

STEM OPT Regulations

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security has issued the final fules for "Improving and Expanding Training Opportunties for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students; Final Rule." The regulations will go into effect May 10, 2016. International Student Services (ISS) will update its forms and website after Spring Break (Ma...

SEVP Announces New Procedure for Form I-515A Noncompliance

Effective April 1, 2016, SEVP will send notices to individuals that have not complied with the I-515A procedure. Please refer to this website for additional information about this:

Spring Break Employment for International Students in F-1 or J-1 immigration status

This is a reminder message for the campus community regarding on-campus employment of international students.  Due to confusion on these issues, International Student Services (ISS) has worked with Payroll, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the Registrar to clarify the information and to provide answers to frequently asked questions.