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Check-in for all NEW International Students and Semester Verification for all CONTINUING students in F-1 Status

January 30, 2012  is the deadline for ALL new international students to complete the initial ISSO check-in and for continuing international students in F-1 immigration status to complete Semester Verification.

Failure to complete an initial ISSO check-in at the ISSO or Semester Verification each semester could jeopardize your legal immigration status in the U.S.

Initial Check-In Procedures for New International Students

ALL new international students must report to the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) immediately upon arrival in the U.S. to check-in. Please bring all relevant immigration documents (i.e., passport, I-94 card, Form(s) I-20, Form(s) DS-2019, etc.) with you to the ISSO. Boston University is required by federal regulation to notify the Department of Homeland Security about the arrival and registration of all students in F-1 immigration status and J-1 exchange visitor classification at the beginning of an academic program. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the ISSO with any questions concerning your immigration status or your adjustment to Boston University.  Check in at the ISSO located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor.

"Semester Verification" Procedures for Continuing International Students

Boston University is required by federal regulation to notify the Department of Homeland Security about the physical presence and registration of every student in F-1 immigration status each academic semester. Therefore, we have implemented a process through which we will verify your presence on-campus.

ALL continuing international students in F-1 classification must complete the "semester verification" process prior to the deadline to "add" classes each semester. Please report to one of the administrators at the links below as soon as possible and request "semester verification."  Please also be reminded that F-1 students are required to maintain full-time registration status each semester. Once you have completed the "semester verification" and you have registered for full-time coursework, we will notify the Department of Homeland Security of your enrollment through SEVIS. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the ISSO with any questions concerning semester verification or your immigration status.

For continuing students only, select your college/school from the list below to determine where you can complete your semester verification. If your college/school is not listed, please semester verify at the ISSO located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor.

Abbr. College/School/Program

CAS/GRS

College of Arts and Sciences/Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

COM

College of Communication

ENG

College of Engineering

CFA

College of Fine Arts

CGS College of General Studies

SDM

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

MET

Metropolitan College

SAR

Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

SED

School of Education

SHA

School of Hospitality

LAW

School of Law

SMG

School of Management

MED

School of Medicine

SPH

School of Public Health

SSW

School of Social Work

STH

School of Theology


 

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January 12, 2012

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