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Semester Verification for All International Students in F-1 Immigration Status

January 29, 2007 is the deadline is for ALL 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 and 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.

"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" class each semester. Please report to one of the administrators listed below as soon as possible and request "semester verification". Please also be reminded that F-1 students are required to maintain a 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 SEVIS system and the Department of Homeland Security of your enrollment. 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 check-in. If your college/school is not listed, please complete check-in at the ISSO Office at 19 Deerfield St.

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

UNI

University Professors Program


 

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February 28, 2005

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