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The Office of International Education and Services consists of the following units:
F-1 students are issued an I-20 for the estimated amount of time needed to complete their program. For example, undergraduate students are issued an I-20 for 4 years. It is very common for a student to need additional time to complete their degree requirements. An F-1 student may be able to extend the program end date on their I-20 if all of the following conditions are met:
It is the student's responsibility to request an extension before the program end date. They must apply early enough to allow the DSO adequate time to approve the extension and update SEVIS, to complete the extension before the current program end date.
These are the instructions given to a student to get their I-20 program end date extended:
Students with a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission (SACM) need documentation to maintain their scholarship. Some of this documentation is provided by OIES and some is provided by the Office of the Registrar. We do not know of anything that SACM requires directly from the faculty or advisors.
Off campus internships require approval for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT is work training that is an integral part of an established curriculum, this includes: “alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.” CPT is available only prior to the completion of a degree program and the student must have a job offer for CPT at the time of application. CPT employment may not delay completion of the academic program.
The Office of International Education and Services offers presentations of various topics related to international recruitment, admissions, legal status maintenance, cultural awareness, communication, etc. The presentations can be customized for the content you are most interested in.