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International Student and Scholar Services

Current Student Information

Important Forms

Affidavit of Support Form

Change of Address Form

CPT Request Form (Student)

              CPT Recommendation Form (Academic Advisor)

Departure Notice

I-20 Request Form

Letter Request Form

OPT Request Form

OPT STEM Extension Request

OPT Update and Employment Verification Form

Reduced Course Load Request

Transfer Out Request

Extension of Stay

For consideration of an Extension of your Status, please complete the I-20 Request Form (above) indicating "extension of stay" as the reason for the I-20 request.  Be prepared to upload an updated Affidavit of Financial Support with supporting documents such as a bank statement or Graduate Assistant Letter.  In addition you will need an official memo from your advisor stating: 

  • Student name  
  • Student ID number  
  • Reason the extension of the academic program is being requested (i.e. explaining the academic or medical circumstances that warrant the extension)
  • Student's expected completion date  

OPT Information

OPT Information

OPT Stem Extension

OPT Employment Verification Form

Helpful Links

Department of Labor

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

United States Department of State

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services
411 International Center (IC)
118 College Drive #5151
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Contact Us

International Admissions
International Center (IC) 401
118 College Drive #5135
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

Campus Map