By the Numbers
2,500 New Students Welcomed
7,800 Total Enrolled Students
2,600 Students on OPT or AT
ISS Supports Students during Studies and Beyond
International Student Services (ISS) supports both the enrolled 7,800 students and the 2,600 alumni on work authorization under their F and J status. The ISS team is made up of professional advisers trained to help students navigate the complexities of F and J immigration regulation limitations and benefits. Our team serves students through virtual and in-person advising, processing immigration benefits such as work authorizations, and generally advocating for international students across campus within the government.
Our work with international students does not stop at graduation. Many students go on to work in the United States under OPT, STEM OPT, and Academic Training work authorizations. During this time, students continue to receive immigration advising from ISS and must regularly report their employment details.
Our purpose is to make sure students succeed academically and professionally through immigration compliance.
By the Numbers
4,435 Travel Signatures Processed
1,009 CPT and OPT I-20s Issued
915 Advising Sessions
This quarter, we welcomed 3 new international student advisers to our team. These advisers have now completed their training allowing ISS to increase the number of timeslots during virtual and in-person advising. We hope this will also significantly decrease the response time for incoming emails.
Additionally, we are working to approve our website. Many students have told us that the ISS website can be difficult to navigate and understand. We hear you! Over the next quarter, we are collecting student input on improvements to our website with the intention of making updates in the spring. Our goal is to make it easier to navigate and understand not only immigration regulations but also processes such as CPT authorization.
As the new year begins, we look forward to the continued relationships between our team, international students, and campus partners.
Originally published 12/2023