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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

  • Global Spartan Welcome Begins this Week--ISSS is gearing up to welcome new F-1 and J-1 Spartans for the 2019-2020 academic year! For more information about Global Spartan Welcome, please go here. #GlobalSpartan
  • New & Updated Forms -- ISSS has recently updated and created the following forms:
    1. RCL Form (Reduced Course Load form)
    2. Post-Completion OPTapplication form
    3. NEW concurrent enrollment form (now separate from the RCL form)
    4. CPT Application Form
  • 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. Please take a look at the following article from Forbes magazine regarding USCIS delays/policy changes. 
  • Drop-In Career Advising Fall 2019 -- 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 Fridays, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at ISSS for drop-in career advising! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Beginning on Friday, August 23. This service is ONLY for international students!!