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Deadlines

TimelineApplicationInstructions
OPT Filing Timeline
(For Those Completing Their Program This May OR This Summer)
Optional Practical
Training Applications Accepted Now
Students can apply for Post-OPT 90 days prior to their completion date and 60 days after their completion date. Read further on our OPT Guide.
The OPT Guide and application can be found on the Forms & Guides" tab on our website.
DUE: Three Weeks Prior to
the End Date Listed on Visa Document (I-20/DS-2019)
Extension ApplicationApply for an extension if:
Your visa document end date is approaching and you have required credits remaining to complete your degree.
Accepting Applications
Starting August 1, 2018
Reduced Course Load (Fall / 2018 Semester)You need to apply for Reduced Course Load if:
  • You will be completing your degree level in December 2018 and do not have a full-course load to complete in the Fall/2018 semester.
  • You are a thesis student that has completed coursework requirements and thesis credits and will be registered for a one credit thesis course.
Begins May 20, 2018 and ends September 1, 2018On-Campus Full-time Work PeriodStudents working on campus during the summer may work full-time from May 20, 2018 to September 1, 2018.

Notices

Date & TimeReasonInstructions
May 5, 2018New Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles RequirementsDue to recent changes to the RMV process ISSO is no longer issuing RMV letters for the purpose of applying for a Massachusetts Driver's License or State ID.
May 15, 2018 to
June 14, 2018
RamadanRamadan is observed by Muslims all over the world to honor when the Quran was revealed to Muhammad. It is the holiest month in Islam.
Ramadan mubarak!
Three Weeks
Prior to Travel
Travel SignatureYou may come to ISSO during our regularly scheduled Advising Hours to obtain a travel signature.
*Bring your passport and visa document.*
You need a travel signature if:
  • You are traveling outside the U.S.
  • You do not already have a valid travel signature on your visa document.
Summer BreakBusiness HoursRegular business hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer BreakAdvising HoursRegular advising hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
You may call in or drop in. There is no need for an appointment.
MANDATORY: all NEW international students must drop in during ONE Check-In Session.
August 22New Student
Immigration Clearance
University Crossing 158 from 10 a.m. to Noon.
*Please bring your Passport and Visa Document.*
September 4New Student
Immigration Clearance
University Crossing 260 (Moloney Hall) from 1-3 p.m.
*Please bring your Passport and Visa Document.*
MANDATORY: all RETURNING international students must drop in during ONE Check-In Session.
September 10Returning Student
Check-In Session
Saab ETIC - Perry Atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Please bring your Student ID.*
September 11Returning Student
Check-In Session
Saab ETIC - Perry Atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Please bring your Student ID.*