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An update from University Provost Searle

Dear ASU Students,

You may have heard reports today in the news media or elsewhere about an announcement made through the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), regarding modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses.  Specifically, the SEVP announced that nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online only may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.

ASU administration wants to reassure students that this announcement does not impact current ASU international students who are or will be enrolled in campus immersion courses at the university.

Specifically, ASU does not believe the new regulations and procedures proposed by ICE will have a material impact on the university or its international students.  Students attending ASU on a F-1 visa in fall 2020 will continue to participate in immersive, synchronous classroom instruction both in-person and through ASU Sync, our digitally-enhanced, synchronous immersive learning modality.

If you have any questions or concerns about your personal situation and circumstances, please feel free to reach out directly to the ASU Provost’s office or the International Students and Scholars Center.  

We look forward to seeing you back on campus this fall. 

Mark S. Searle, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & University Provost
Professor, School of Community Resources & Development
Arizona State University
Fulton Center, Suite 420
Tempe, AZ 
Ph: 480-965-9585

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As Arizona State University continues to monitor news and information regarding the Novel Coronavirus, we understand that you may have questions or concerns.

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While adhering to current public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ASU International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) remains dedicated to helping you with your immigration related needs. We have a dedicated team working remotely to help students and ensure the safety of our ASU community. Please reach out to us via phone (480) 727-4776 or email (

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As a top public university chosen by international students, we serve international students across ASU’s five campuses and location in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. We work to facilitate the success of our more than 10,000 international students and scholars during their time in the United States. We serve more than 700 international scholars and faculty members that come to ASU for our research facilities and expanding international partnerships.

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ISSC Workshops

We want your academic experience at ASU to be a successful one. The International Students and Scholars Center hosts weekly workshops and events to help you thrive. Everything from academic resources, classroom expectations and communications skills, to our Coffee and Conversation hour.

We invite you to join us all semester long in the SSV Amphitheater for whatever workshops and events match your schedule and interests. See you there!


Upcoming Events

Friday, October 23: 8–9 a.m.
Friday, October 23, 12–1 p.m.
Friday, October 23: 3–4 p.m.

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Tempe Campus

Student Services Building (SSV), suite 170
480-727-4776 |

During this time, the ISSC is open for document pick up ONLY from Monday-Friday from 10 am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm.  Students are encouraged to reach out to us via phone or email. 

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480-727-7125 |


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