ISSS April 2021 Newsletter

Posted On April 5, 2021
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Happy April! ISSS April 2021 Newsletter is now available for you to review. In this edition, you will learn about:

Fall 2021 Enrollment Guidance 2021 Tax Filing Information and Deadline Extension ISSS Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Application for Fall 2021 Fall 2021 V.I.S.A Leader Application 2021 International Education Awards CPT and OPT Applications

and much… more »

Fall 2021 Enrollment Guidance

Posted On March 31, 2021
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Fall 2021 course registration will begin on March 29th.   As such, International Student & Scholar Services wants to update you on enrollment guidance for F-1 and J-1 international students.

At this time, International Student & Scholar Services has not received updated guidance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding Fall 2021. However, it is ISSS’s expectation that SEVP and Department… more »

A Message of Solidarity for the Asian American and Pacific Island Community A Message of Solidarity for the Asian American and Pacific Island Community

Posted On March 22, 2021
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Check out a recent message from the Office of the President here.


As we return from Spring Break, our hearts go out to the Asian American community for the senseless act of violence in the Atlanta community. Last week’s shootings are the most recent reminder we must all commit ourselves to fostering a culture built on respect… more »

ISSS March 2021 Newsletter

Posted On March 4, 2021
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ISSS March 2021 newsletter is now available! In this edition, you will learn about:

2021 Tax Filing Information and Sprintax Workshop Dates Summer 2021 Non-Resident Tuition Waiver 2021 International Education Awards CPT and OPT Applications ISAC Leadership Opportunities March Events … and much more.

To read the full version, click here


USCIS OPT Flexibilities

Posted On March 1, 2021
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USCIS announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities apply only to applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021, inclusive.


Please read the following for further details.  The USCIS memo is also available for review at https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-extends-flexibilities-to-certain-applicants-filing-form-i-765-for-opt


14-month OPT… more »

ISSS February 2021 Newsletter

Posted On February 8, 2021
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ISSS February 2021 Newsletter is now ready for you to review. Click here.

In this edition, you will learn about:

COVID-19 proclamation and vaccine updates Tax filing information for the tax year 2020: Free Sprintax code is now available! OPT application Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) FREE registration Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, and… more »

Update on International Travel Restrictions

Posted On January 26, 2021
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ISSS is following the updates about new and extended COVID-19 Presidential COVID-19 Proclamations impacting entry to the US from certain countries and the new US entry requirements.

Please be aware that effective January 26, 2021, the CDC will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days before departure and a signed attestation… more »

ISSS January 2021 Newsletter

Posted On January 12, 2021
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We hope that your first week of the spring semester is off to a great start! In this edition, you will learn about:

Up-to-date Enrollment Requirements for F-1 and J-1 Students Student Health Insurance Waiver Deadline for Spring 2021 2021 Tax Filing Information Travel Tips Online Learning Resources American-International Student Mixer, and much more…

To… more »

Welcome Back, Panthers!

Posted On January 7, 2021
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A new semester brings fresh opportunities to achieve academic success. Georgia State is excited to welcome all of our new and returning students for the spring 2021 semester. Review the checklist below to make sure you’re ready for school… Read more