International Student Services (ISS) is here to help you succeed.

We understand that, as an international student, you have a lot more to worry about than your domestic counterparts. Our primary goal is to ensure you maintain valid F/J immigration status.

ISS staff serve as Designated School Official (DSO) for F-1 students or Responsible Officer (ROs) for J-1 students. The DSO/RO is your primary source for information on immigration rules and regulations. Another responsibility of the DSO/RO is to keep your record in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) up-to-date, which is mandatory under U.S. federal law. To do this, we require your help.

Stay in touch with ISS! You need our approval if you ...

  • Change your major, program, or degree
  • Intend to transfer to a new school
  • Withdraw from school and take a leave of absence
  • Drop below full-time enrollment
  • Need your I-20 signed for travel
  • Move to a new address
  • Want to take an internship
  • Need to extend your I-20

This list is not comprehensive. For more specific information, take a look at the following sections about maintaining your visa status, work authorization and guidance on travel.

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