Important Links for International Students

SEVIS Registration for Students in F-1 and J-1 Status
New, transfer, readmitted, or change of educational level students starting their program: After your arrival to UM, click here and complete the form in order for ISSS to register your record in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Online Immigration Session
New students: Click here to complete the mandatory session. To access the module, log on to Blackboard with your CaneID and click “International Student & Scholar Services” under the “My Organizations” menu.  To successfully complete the Online Immigration Session, you must correctly answer all of the questions at the end of the module.

Online Employment Session
Click here to complete the session which is required for all off-campus work authorizations.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) - click to apply
Click here for information on curricular practical training.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) - click to apply
Click here for information on off-campus work authorization before or after you complete your studies.

Program Extension - click to apply
Click for information about extending your F-1 stay (I-20) or J-1 stay (DS-2019). If you are unable to complete your program within the time indicated on your I-20 or DS-2019.

ISSS Advisor Feedback Form - click to complete
We value and appreciate your input, please take a minute to complete the ISSS Advisor Feedback Form in order to assess our customer service. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential.