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International Student and Scholar Support

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Keep up with important dates regarding immigration, work requests, and events throughout the semester.

 

Incoming students work on requirements June
Earliest day of arrival for incoming F-1 students July 14
Earliest day of course registration for incoming F-1 students July 14
Exchange students check in, Close-Hipp 4th floor August 17-19
CPT application due  BEFORE semester starts
Reduced courseload approval due BEFORE semester starts
First day of classes  August 20
ISSS orientation August 23
ISSS Welcome Event TBD
Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) August 26
CIP CPT deadline TBD
Labor Day, ISSS office closed September 2
Incoming exchange student spring semester application due October 15
President's Reception for Internationals, President's House October 22
Incoming students work on requirements November
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) November 6
International Festival on Greene, RHUU Greene Street, 11am-2pm - ISSS office closed TBD
International Education Week TBD
NAFSA Region VII Annual Conference for ISSS staff November 11-13
Thanksgiving Holiday, ISSS office closed November 24-December 1
Undergraduate International Application deadline December 1
Earliest day of arrival for incoming F-1 students TBD
Earliest day of course registration for incoming F-1 students  TBD
Last day of classes December 6
Program extension application due December 11
Final exams December 9-16
Commencement December 16
Chrismas Holiday, USC & ISSS office closed December 24-January 1
CPT application due  BEFORE semester starts
Reduced courseload approval due BEFORE semester starts
ISSS orientation, Virtual, 4-5pm January 3
Exchange student check-in, Close-Hipp 450, 8:30am-5pm January 5
Exchange student orientation, Close-Hipp 002, 3-5pm January 5
First day of classes January 8
Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) January 16
ISSS Welcome Event for NEW students & scholars, Russell House Basement, 4:30-6:30pm January 25
Exchange Visitor potluck luncheon, Close-Hipp 470, 11:30am-1:30pm - RSVP here January 26
Valentine's Day with ISSS, presented by BCM, 819 Main St, 11:30am-1:30pm - Pizza, drinks, and activities provided February 14
OPT Workshop, Close-Hipp 450, 3-4pm February 14
F-1 Fridays: ISSS Services & FAQs, Zoom, 3-4pm February 23
OPT Workshop, Zoom, 10-11am March 14
F-1 Fridays: Student Employment, Zoom, 3-4pm March 15
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) March 25
F-1 Fridays: Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Zoom, 3-4pm March 29
International Student Excellence Scholarship application due March 29
F-1 Fridays: Maintaining Status, Zoom, 3-4pm April 5
Congaree National Park Visits, 8:30am-12pm & 12:30-4pm - limited space April 6
OPT Workshop, Zoom, 11am-12pm April 9
Incoming exchange student fall semester application due  April 15
Training - Incoming International Students During NSO: What Advisors Need to Know, Close-Hipp 301, 10-11am April 18
F-1 Fridays: Living in Columbia, Zoom, 3-4pm April 19
Last day of classes April 22
Final exams April 24-May 1
The International Student Experience Survey closes April 30
Commencement May 3-4
ISSS Summer Webinar Series for Faculty & Staff, Teams camera icon Summer
Incoming students work on requirements June
Earliest day of arrival for incoming F-1 students July 18
Earliest day of course registration for incoming F-1 students July 18
ISSS orientation, Close-Hipp 002, 10am-12pm - sign up here August 7
Exchange students check in, Close-Hipp 4th floor August 16-18
CPT application due  BEFORE semester starts
Reduced courseload approval due BEFORE semester starts
ISSS orientation, Close-Hipp 005 Belk Auditorium, 2-5pm - sign up here August 23
First day of classes  August 24
ISSS Welcome Event for new students & scholars, Finlay Gardens between Close-Hipp & Barringer House, 5-7pm August 24
Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) August 30
CIP CPT deadline August 30
Labor Day, ISSS office closed September 4
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with ISSS staff, Close-Hipp 4th floor, 3-4pm October 4
NAFSA Region VII Annual Conference for ISSS staff October 9-11
Incoming exchange student spring semester application due October 15
President's Reception for Internationals, President's House, 5-6:30pm October 17
AMA with ISSS staff, Close-Hipp 4th floor, 3-4pm October 18
CPT Workshop, Close-Hipp 002, 3-5pm October 27
OPT Workshop - Virtual, 3-4pm November 3
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) November 8
ISSS Webinar: Incoming Student Financial Issues, Teams, 10:30-11:30am November 8
International Festival on Greene, RHUU Greene Street, 11am-2pm - ISSS office closed November 10
International Education Week November 10-17
ISSS Webinar: The Incoming Student Process, Teams, 10:30-11:30am November 15
Thanksgiving Holiday, ISSS office closed November 23-24
Incoming students work on requirements November
Undergraduate International Application deadline December 1
Earliest day of arrival for incoming F-1 students December 2
Earliest day of course registration for incoming F-1 students  December 2
H-1B Visa Workshop December 8
Last day of classes December 8
Program extension application due December 11
Final exams December 11-18
Exchange Visitor social, Transmission Arcade, 5-7pm December 15
Commencement December 18
Chrismas Holiday, USC & ISSS office closed December 22-January 1

 


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