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International Student & Scholar Services

Document Processing Times for Current International Students

ISSS will accept only COMPLETE applications for the benefits below (i.e. after full submission of all required documentation.)

You should pick up your documents within the time specified below. You will not be contacted to pick up your documents.

The following documents require 3 business days:

  • Home government or other organizations’ forms
  • I-20 or DS-2019 certification signature on original
  • I-20 or DS-2019 new document
  • I-515A processing
  • Attend 2nd institution form
  • Attend summer courses at another U.S. institution

The following documents require 5 business days:

  • Academic training
  • Change of education level
  • Change to F-1 or J-1 student status
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Employment authorization based on sever economic hardship
  • Employment authorization for J-2 dependents
  • Employment authorization (other than academic training) for J-1 students
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Optional Practical Training/STEM Extension Reporting
  • Program extension
  • Reinstatement to F-1 or J-1 student status

The following documents require 5-7 business days:

  • Optional Practical Training STEM Extension

For further information, visit the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) website at and/or contact an ISSS advisor at