Summer 2022 Graduates

May 25, 2022

If you will complete your degree this summer, full-time enrollment (or an authorized equivalent) that includes a physical presence on campus is necessary to maintain your F-1 status. To be considered full-time in the summer , you must enroll in the following: Undergraduate Student : Minimum of 6 credit hours...

Spring 2022 Graduates

April 20, 2022

Congratulations to all of our international students graduating this Spring! It has been a pleasure working with you during your time at CU Boulder. We are proud of your accomplishments and we wish you all the best on your next venture. Program Completion Date Most students in F-1 or J-1...

Biden Administration Announces Actions Impacting STEM International Students & Scholars

Jan. 21, 2022

On January 21, 2022, the administration of President Biden announced various actions which the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security are putting in place to encourage international STEM scholars, students, researchers, and experts to contribute to innovation and job creation efforts in the United States. Some of these new...

Ask an Advocate Spring Hours—In-Person and Virtual Options

Dec. 20, 2021

Starting in February, OVA’s Ask an Advocate will be available every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon this spring. Check OVA's website for information on joining sessions. Spring 2022 Dates: In-person Ask an Advocate will be available at the Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC), -Center for Community Room...

Requesting Travel Signatures

Nov. 18, 2021

Are you traveling outside the U.S. over winter break? Plan ahead and request your travel signature now as ISSS will be closed for winter break . Travel Signatures A valid travel signature is required to enter the U.S. in F-1/F-2 and J-1/J-2 status. A travel signature is generally valid for...

COVID-19 Vaccination Entry Requirements & Testing

Nov. 1, 2021

On October 25, 2021, President Biden released a presidential proclamation which eliminated COVID-19 entry restrictions for air travel based upon the departure country and replaces them with a worldwide COVID-19 vaccination requirement with limited exceptions. The Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique,...

Spring 2022 Enrollment Requirements for International Students

Oct. 27, 2021

ISSS recognizes that international students in F-1 visa status and their academic advisors are planning their Spring 2022 course schedules, will be registering for courses, and need to know how the immigration regulations will apply. The University of Colorado Boulder intends to resume normal operations in the Spring 2022 semester...

July 14, 2021: Update on National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India

July 15, 2021

Exchange Visitors on J-1 Visas The U.S. Department of State recently released guidance clarifying that the exception/waiver process applies to non-student Exchange Visitors applying for J-1 visas or intending to enter or renter the U.S. in one of the following categories: research scholar, visiting professor, short-term scholar, or specialist. Scholars...

Scam Alert: CU Boulder Students Apply for a Student Loan

July 15, 2021

It was reported to ISSS that a phishing email from CollegeLoans is circulating campus. This unsolicited email includes links to alleged student loans. An image of the email appears below (the links to the student loans have been removed). Please be aware that scams are becoming more frequent and more...

Scam Alert: Scammers Using SEVP and HSI Phone Numbers to Target International Students

June 2, 2021

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using an SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone number (703-603-3400) or a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office phone number (757-441-6533) to target nonimmigrant students. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives and asking...

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