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UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.

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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Important Information Regarding ISSO Services

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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Shipping Options

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On-Campus Employment:

J-1 On-Campus Employment:

J-1 Academic Training (AT):

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT):

  • CPT Guide (Regulations, Application Process and Applying for a CPT I-20)
  • How to Apply (Links to E-Forms and E-Form Descriptions)

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

Which Employment Reporting Tool Should I Use?

H-1B Information

J-1 - Exchange Visitor Request

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.

The following forms are required for H-1B - Specialty Occupation Workers, O-1 - Scholars of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement, TN - Professionals from Canada or Mexico, and J-1 - Exchange Visitors.

  • Form A must be completed by sponsoring department
  • Form B must be completed by incoming employee, scholar, or visitor

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