Overview of International Students at CCNY
Welcome to the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). The Department of International Student & Scholar Services provides services and advocacy for the international students and scholars who are not permanent residents of the United States. Additionally, it provides pre-semester orientation programs and semester long workshops that assist with adapting to life in the United States while pursuing their education. Professional counseling assistance is available for students with immigration concerns, or academic and personal difficulties.
OISSS Update 9/30/2020
OISSS Update 9/22/2020
SEVP has shared some resources for both International Students and the Department of International Student & Scholar Services staff. Please see the links below for more information on these resources.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
OISSS Update 7/28/2020
We updated our Frequently Asked Questions document reflecting the most recent changes regarding online study for the Fall 2020 semester.
Please read it carefully and reach out to us if you have any questions at email@example.com.
We hope that you are all staying safe during this crisis.
OISSS Update 7/14/2020
Dear International Students,
Over the last nine days, we have all been shocked then frustrated with a new rule passed by ICE and SEVP regarding online learning in the Fall 2020 semester. While we were working to find a solution, we were provided with great news.
The rule that was passed last week has been rescinded by the U.S. President. This means that should CCNY choose to remain a remote learning campus throughout the Fall 2020 semester our International Student population would remain in status.
Please see the links below for more information:
We have read all of your emails and have shared in your frustration so we are happy to be able to share this news. Please continue to contact your academic advisors for course enrollment for this Fall.
OISSS Update 6/23/2020
OISSS Update 6/5/2020
Dear International Students and Scholars,
We hope you are all well and safe! We are closely monitoring President Trump's Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China. The proclamation is effective from June 1, 2020 and it remains in effect until the President terminates it.
According to the Secretary of State, Mr. Pompeo “The President’s proclamation suspends the entry into the United States of any People’s Republic of China national seeking to enter the United States pursuant to an F or J visa to study or conduct research in the United States, except for a student seeking to pursue undergraduate study, where the individual’s academic or research activities are likely to support a PRC entity that implements and supports the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “military-civil fusion” strategy.”
We would like to share a YouTube video by Arda Beskardes, an Attorney-at-Law, who discusses the latest immigration situation.
For the details regarding the proclamation, please see links below:
We will keep sharing updates with you as we receive them.
OISSS Update 4/1/2020
The Department of International Student & Scholar Services continues to operate remotely. For your convenience we have set up a Virtual Front Desk. Copy the link below, or call the phone number provided, to visit our Virtual Meeting Room and we will be there to answer your questions.
OISSS UPDATE 3/24/2020
Please keep in mind that in order to return to the United States you will need a valid visa, if the visa has expired, you will need to apply for a renewal at the American Embassy abroad.
For information on the Coronavirus, click on the links below:
Fall 2020 Newsletter - International Student Adviser
If you would like to participate in our next edition please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to hearing your feedback.
Traveling to New York during COVID-19
As you may know we are closely monitoring any immigration changes regarding Covid-19. We would like to share a YouTube video by Arda Beskardes, an Attorney-at-Law, who shares the latest immigration updates about this very fluid situation on his account.
Please subscribe to his account to get the most recent immigration news that may impact you.
ATTENTION FALL 2020 NEW STUDENTS
All new International Students are required to report your arrival into the U.S. to our office. Due to COVID-19 all reporting will be done electronically. Students must complete the Student Contact Sheet, and submit copies of their passport, visa, and a printout of the I-94 to email@example.com .
The form I-94 is available by inputting your passport information in the link below.
AS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FULL TIME
12 CREDITS UNDERGRADUATE
9 CREDITS GRADUATE
7 CREDITS PH.D
Also, in order to maintain matriculation you must be physically present within the United States
For DACA students who have reached our page, please click on this link for information specific to your status.
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