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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student & Scholar Services(ISSS) centralizes immigration advising resources and co-curricular support programming for international students and scholars on campus. Our goal is to serve the needs of our international students and scholars and to enhance their experience in the United States and to integrate them into our community, while also contributing to their success during their tenure at SJSU and beyond .

News & Updates

  • Walk-In Advising Cancelled on Thursday, July 18th. 
  • EAD Cards & Protracted Processing Times--Currently, the average waiting time for an OPT application approval is 4 weeks to 5 months.  Please note that there is very little that ISSS can do to expedite the processing. Please continue monitoring your case status online account and you may also want to submit a case inquiry or reach out to USCIS at 1-800-375-5283. Here is an article from Forbes regarding USCIS delays/policy changes. 
  • ISSS is Closed every Friday throughout the Summer (May 31 to August 9).
  • Summer Drop-In Career Advising -- Need help with your job search? Or perhaps you need to hone your resume or interview skills? Our International Student Career Advisor Judi Garcia will be available on Wednesdays, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at ISSS for drop-in career advising! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Beginning on Wednesday, May 29.