International Student Services

About the ISSO

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.

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ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in January
The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the Fall. See below for opportunities that might interest you.

OPT Workshops for F-1 Students
Learn about the OPT application process, reporting requirements, employment, and travel considerations on Thursday, January 10 from 2pm to 3:30pm in SSB 3.107.

Changing to F1 Status Workshop
Learn about the application process to change your immigration status to F-1 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Tuesday, January 8. Continuing international students can meet their International Orientation requirement by attending an F-1 COS Workshop.

CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Learn about the CPT application process, eligibility, and maintenance of status on Thursday, January 3 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in JSOM 1.508 (room is located inside Executive Education). Attending a CPT workshop is required before ISSO can process your first CPT.

J-1 Employment Workshop
Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On-Campus Employment, Academic Training, and Economic Necessity. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm - 3:30pm in SSB 3.107 on Tuesday, January 15.

Time Sensitive Notifications for F-1 Students

Graduation and Beyond
Before February 15, 2019. If you are an F-1 student, have completed your academic requirements and are remaining in the U.S. after Fall 2018 graduation, make appropriate preparations such as applying for OPT, starting another academic program or transferring out to another school.

Change of Level
Before Census Day, January 30, 2019. Students who completed an academic program or ended OPT in the Fall 2018 semester and will continue or begin another degree program in the Spring 2019 semester, must obtain a Change of Level I-20 to maintain their F-1 status.

Change of Major
Census Day, January 30, 2019. Students whose primary major will change to a different Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for the Spring 2019 semester, will be issued a Change of Major I-20 by the International Center beginning Census Day of the Spring 2019 semester. These students will receive an e-mail notification when their new I-20 is ready to pick up.

International Center Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

UT Dallas and the International Center will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The International Center will re-open on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. All email and task processing requests will be delayed by one business day.

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