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SUMMER Office hours

  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

Reduced hours between August 10th and August 28th.

  • Monday - Friday 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For general inquiries send an e-mail to: lescis@syr.edu.

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SEMINARS SUSPENDED

No Travel, On-Campus Employment, CPT or OPT Seminars in August

  • As we prepare for the arrival of new international students for the Fall semester, there will be no Travel, On-Campus Employment, CPT or OPT Seminars conducted between August 10th  and August 28th.
  • During these three weeks of August (August 10th – August 28th), travel signatures may be obtained during the Advisor on Call hours ONLY from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday or you may SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
  • During these three weeks of August (August 10th – August 28th), CPT and OPT applications will be processed ONLY BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
  • Please call 315‐443‐2457 or email lescis@syr.edu to schedule an appointment. The waiting time for an appointment in the month of August can be up to one week.
  • The normal Seminar Schedule will resume beginning Monday, August 31, 2015.

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Visit campus online! Take a walking tour with our virtual tour guide to explore the sights of our beautiful campus. Visit the Quad, academic buildings, the Carrier Dome, and more. Begin tour.

Bird Library also offers a virtual tour highlighting library places, services and collections. Web, slide show and video versions are available.

News and Announcements

Deadlines

Graduate Students:  Certificate of Full Time Status

September 21, 2015

Note: Effective this year, the Graduate School has implemented a deadline for submission of the Certificate of Full Time Status to the Registrar’s Office. The deadline to submit this certification is the financial deadline to drop a class for each Fall and Spring semester. In Fall 2015, the financial drop deadline is September 21.

To be considered full-time for immigration purposes, a graduate student must be registered for 9 credit hours per semester except in the last semester (if fewer credits are needed to graduate), OR you file a Certificate of Full Time Status. Therefore, for immigration purposes graduate students must file the Certificate of Full Time Status with the Registrar’s Office by September 21, 2015.

All Students: Last Semester Memo

September 21, 2015

If Fall 2015 will be your last semester, and you are registered less than full-time (Graduate students: 9 credit hours, Undergraduate students: 12 credit hours) you must file a Last Semester Memo with the Slutzker Center no later than September 21.

Note: you can only have one last semester. Please discuss any concerns you have about not being able to graduate with your academic department before you submit this form. Once you submit a Last Semester Memo, we will adjust the expected completion date on your I-20 accordingly.   

Both forms are available on our website, under forms.

I-20 Form Redesign

On June 26, 2015, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released a newly designed I-20 form and requires that all active I-20s be replaced by July 1, 2016. You can continue to use your current I-20 for travel, driver’s licenses, Social Security Number applications, I-9 verifications, until you receive the new document. 

The Slutzker Center is creating a plan to replace your I-20 during the Fall semester. Please watch the SCIS News for further information about this process.  

Registration requirements for F-1 and J-1 students

F-1 and J-1 students must be registered as full-time students, or establish their full-time status

  • Undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 credit hours and graduate students who are registered for at least 9 credit hours are considered to be full-time students.   Only one on-line course can count towards the full-time registration requirement. 
  • Undergraduate students who will be graduating in August  2015 and who will be registered for fewer than 12 credit hours in the fall, must submit a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status and must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom. 
  • Graduate students who will be registered for fewer than 9 credit hours in the spring, must submit a Certification of Full-Time Status to the Registrar’s Office or a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status.   Graduate students registering for fewer than 9 credit hours who still have not fulfilled course requirements must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom.
Note:Failure to meet the above requirements will result in a hold being placed on your student record and you will not be able to register for the Summer and/or Fall 2015 semesters.

STEM OPT Update

On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a court decision finding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow required procedures when it created the STEM extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) back in 2008. The Court decision dictates that the STEM extension of OPT will no longer exist after February 12, 2016 but gives DHS six months (from August 12, 2015 until February 12, 2016) to submit the STEM extension regulations again following proper procedures. These 6 months should give DHS enough time to reissue the STEM extension regulations following proper procedures.

In the meantime, this court decision has no immediate impact on the employment authorization of students currently authorized for the STEM extension of OPT. This court decision does not prevent students who are eligible for the STEM extension of OPT from applying for the STEM extension by February 12, 2016. To be eligible for the STEM extension of OPT, you must be authorized for OPT on the basis of your program of study in a STEM field and have employment with an employer that participates in E-verify. You may apply for the STEM extension up to 120 days before the end date of your authorized OPT. 

We have been informed that DHS is reviewing this court decision and will issue guidance in the next few weeks. We will inform you of any guidance we receive. 

Arrival Guide for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University. Please follow the link below for important information on the arrival procedures.

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