Important Alerts

COVID-19 Guidelines (updated 7-18-2022)

Review the recently updated ISS COVID-19 Updates webpage for international students at Key topics include: 

  • NEW Fall 2022 term enrollment requirements for F-1 and J-1 students 
  • Guidance for students who will arrive late or will be unable to arrive in the U.S.  
  • PDSO-RO support letters that F-1 and J-1 students can download and use as needed for their visa interview and/or arrival at a U.S. Port of Entry  

Post Enrollment Maintenance Fee 

International Student Services (ISS) has been authorized to immediately implement a Post Enrollment Maintenance Fee to support the significant services provided to F-1 and J-1 students who participate in post-completion practical training after graduation. Each year, ISS provides advising, document processing, and SEVIS monitoring support to approximately 2,000 F-1 and J-1 students who are no longer enrolled at Texas A&M University and therefore no longer subject to ISS fees on their tuition and fee bill. The implementation of this new Post Enrollment Maintenance Fee will greatly support the ISS office’s efforts to improve services and resources for all international students. The goal is that funds generated from this fee will be used to increase staffing levels and reduce processing times. Many U.S. colleges and universities charge similar fees for their international student post enrollment services. 

ISS Office Hours and Services

Visit the updated Connect with ISS webpage for full details.

  • Office Hours (ISS Phone Line and Front Counter Lobby)
    • Open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Closed Monday - Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch
  • Virtual Drop-In Advising (Zoom)
    • Monday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm
    • Tuesday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm
    • Wednesday: 9am - 11am (morning only)
    • Thursday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm
    • Friday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm

In Case of Emergency

Visit the updated ISS Safety Information webpage for updated guidance on the following critical topics:

  • Avoiding Scams
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Reporting Incidents
  • Safety Tips and Resources