International Student Services

About the ISSO

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides immigration information and support to UT Dallas students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.

Immigration News

ISSO Immigration Workshops Available in August
The ISSO puts on many workshops for students during the summer and fall semesters. See below for opportunities that might interest you. There is no registration required for workshops. Please plan to arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the presentation begins so that you can sign in and find a seat.

OPT Workshops for F-1 Students
Learn about the OPT application process , reporting requirements, employment, and travel considerations on Thursday, August 8, 15*,22, and 29 from 2;00pm to 3:30 pm in SSB 3.107.
*The workshop offered on August 15 will be held in JO 4.614.

CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Learn about the CPT application process, eligibility, and maintenance of status on Monday, August 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in SSB3.107.

Overseas Travel for International Students
Topics include procedures for renewing your visa and what to expect when re-entering the U.S. Bring your most recent I-20 or DS-2019 and a picture ID, so advisors can provide a travel signature and a status letter to you if you need them. The workshop takes place from 2:00pmĀ to 3:30pm in SSB3.107 on Tuesday, August 13th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

J-1 Employment Workshop
Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On-Campus Employment, Academic Training, and Economic Necessity. The workshop takes place from 2:00pm - 3:30pm in SSB 3.107 on Tuesday, August 27 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm..


Closed for Labor Day, Monday September 2

UT Dallas and the ISSO will be closed on Monday September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Please plan accordingly.


F-1 Optional Practical Training

ISSO offers express, walk-in and appointment advising Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with up to 6 advisors serving students during advising hours. The current advising schedule is available on the ISSO Advising webpage.

Appointments are available up to one week in advance. If there are no available appointments, check back the following day for more availability. Schedule your advising appointment online. Remember, if you no longer need your advising appointment please cancel your appointment using the link in your confirmation email.

Fall 2019 Days Reserved For Processing

To allow advisors to focus on processing student requests during peak times, advising services will not be available on the following days. Please plan accordingly.

August 29, 2019
September 23 - 26
October 24 - 25
November 24 - 29
December 16 - 20


Go to Immigration Newsletter for more information >>