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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

Forms for International Students

Note: All of the following forms are in PDF format, and to view them you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above.  (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader, if needed.)

Please print forms, complete the required information, and submit completed forms to the International Student Center. Emailed copies are not accepted.  Note that these forms can be printed but cannot be saved.

  • Application for Reduced Course Load (ARCL)
    All international students must maintain a full course load each semester, with some exceptions. Use this form to apply to the ISC for a reduced course load by Friday of the second week of classes.

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Record Form
    Please read the CPT information on the ISC website first to ensure you are eligible for CPT. To apply for CPT, you are required to fill out this CPT Record Form. Your graduate advisor or academic department should fill out the second section and sign it. Please bring this form along with your job offer letter to the ISC during Walk-in Hours every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 PM or during an appointment to request  CPT work authorization.
  • Note for I-765 Application
    Include this note with your I-765 application to USCIS for Pre-Completion OPT, Post-Completion OPT, and STEM OPT.
  • OPT STEM Extension Guide
    When applying for your OPT STEM Extension I-20, read this guide for eligibility information, forms and instructions. Then submit the required documents to the ISC at least 2 weeks before your current Post-Completion OPT ends.
  • OPT Update Form
    As an F-1 student on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, you are required to submit all employment information and any changes to that information, as well as changes to your personal information (U.S. address, U.S. phone number, email address) to us on our OPT Update Form within 10 days of the change. The information you enter will be sent to your SEVIS record to maintain your F-1 status.
  • J-1 Academic Training Record Form
    When applying for Academic Training as a J-1 student, you are required to submit this form, along with your department's recommendation, to the ISC advisor with whom you are working.
  • Social Security Verification Form
    This form certifies that you are an F-1 or J-1 student attending San Diego State University and that you have been offered on-campus employment.
  • Transfer Out Form
    Students transferring to another institution must complete this form. Allow a minimum of 3 days for processing.

  • Release of Information
    International sponsored students must complete and submit this form before they can get help from the  ISC Sponsored Student Coordinator.

  • F-1 Petition to Approve Alternate Health Insurance Policy 
    The ISC requires students to have a current health insurance policy that meets specific  requirements. Use this form to provide evidence that your policy meets these requirements and to request that it be approved by the ISC.

  • J-1 Petition to Approve Alternate Health Insurance Policy
    The ISC requires students to have a current health insurance policy that meets specific  requirements. Use this form to provide evidence that your policy meets these requirements and to request that it be approved by the ISC.

  • ISC Application for Employment
    Apply to work in the International Student Center. Positions are available only to international undergraduate students or students eligible for Federal Work Study.

  • ISC Mentor Program
    We are always looking for experienced SDSU student mentors who are passionate about motivating and empowering other students to be successful.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
 Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu