Please note: the ISSO will operate remotely and will continue all services and advising during the university’s transition to remote, online learning. Call-in advising hours will continue as planned (Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.). All student-driven e-form requests will still be processed within the typical ISSO processing timeframe. Any changes to ISSO operations due to COVID-19 will be immediately communicated to our international students and scholars. For more info., see our FAQ for international students.
UMass Lowell’s proactive efforts to update the university on its ongoing efforts to monitor and prepare for impacts related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) include messages to the campus community.
Visit the UMass Lowell Coronavirus Updates webpage for the most recent information.
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J-1 On-Campus Employment:
J-1 Academic Training (AT):
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT):
F-1 Pre & Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT):
F-1 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) OPT Extension:
F-1 OPT/STEM Employment Reporting Forms
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The ISSO has recently launched a complete electronic process for requesting a J-1 Exchange Visitor to come to UMass Lowell. Please reach out to an ISSO Scholar advisor to start the process.
Applying For A State ID Or License
Extension of Program of Study
Reduced Course Load
Withdrawing From A Course While Maintaining Full-Time Status
Change Of Academic Level (B.S. To M.S., M.S. To PH.D., etc.)
Transfer Sevis # Request
Adding A Dependent
Leave Of Absence
Return from a Leave of Absence
Replacement I-20 (reason to use this e-form: current I-20 was lost, stolen, or damaged)