F-1 Student Webinar Series

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The Spring 2021 ISSC F-1 Student Webinar Series will address concerns you may face throughout your academic career and beyond. We will cover topics such as maintaining status, common client services questions, and work authorizations. Each webinar will include a question and answer period so that we can address any inquiries you may have. Don’t worry if you are unable to attend a webinar that interests you. Each webinar will be recorded and posted to the ISSC YouTube page. A full list of spring 2021 webinars is below: 

January

DateTime (Arizona time)EventDescriptionRegister

Friday, Jan. 8

4–4:30 p.m.

SEVIS New Student Check-in

Are you a new initial or transfer international student starting this spring? The SEVIS New Student Check-In is required for international students to report their arrival to the U.S. in order for the ISSC to activate and maintain their immigration status. Join us as we walk you through the SEVIS New Student Check-In process.

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Friday, Jan. 8

4:30–5 p.m.

Additional Coursework Outside of ASU

Did you know ASU international students have the option to take courses outside of ASU? Join us to learn about the regulations and processes for requesting approval to take courses outside ASU.

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Tuesday, Jan. 12

4:30–5 p.m.

Maintaining Your Visa Status

Maintaining your visa status is an integral part of your stay here in the U.S. and may have an impact on benefits such as CPT and OPT. Learn tips that will help you access work authorization benefits.

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Friday, Jan. 15

4–4:30 p.m.

Eligibility for Off-campus Work After Graduation (Non-Thesis/Dissertation)

The time to put what you've learned into practice is drawing near.  Join us to determine if you are eligible to apply for Post-OPT.  Question and answer period to follow.

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Friday, Jan. 15

4:30–5 p.m.

Eligibility For Off- campus Work After Graduation (Thesis/Dissertation)

Working on your thesis or dissertation? Are you finished with all of your coursework?  Is your thesis or dissertation almost completed? Are you waiting around for your defense date?  You may be eligible to apply for Post-OPT to begin before you defend. Join us today to find out if this is right for you.

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Friday, Jan. 22

4–4:30 p.m.

Planning Your Career

Let's face it. The end goal of this wonderful academic journey you are on is the perfect career. Join us to discover the many ways in which ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services is able to help you in obtaining your goals. They offer support with charting your career path, resumes and applications, interviewing skills, making connections, and landing your dream job.

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Friday, Jan. 22

4:30–5 p.m.

Social Security 

Did you land a new job or internship? If you do not have one already, you will need to apply for a Social Security number. Join us to learn about the regulations and process on requesting a Social Security number.

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Friday, Jan. 29

4:30–5 p.m.

Post-OPT Application Process

Everything you need to know about applying for Post-OPT, from submitting your eForm request to completing Form I-765 and even a walk through of the supporting documents you will need to collect for the application.

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February

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Friday, Feb. 5

4–4:30 p.m.

Off-campus Work Prior to Graduation (pre-OPT/CPT)

Are you thinking about an internship this semester? If so, you will need the appropriate work authorization to maintain your F-1 status. Join us to see which work authorization is best for you.

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Friday, Feb. 5

4:30–5 p.m.

Pre-OPT Application process

Everything you need to know about applying for Pre-OPT, from submitting your eForm request to completing Form I-765 and even a walkthrough of the supporting documents you will need to collect for the application.

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Friday, Feb. 12

5–5:30 p.m.

Maintaining Status while on STEM Extension

Congratulations, you’ve come this far. The STEM Extension has complex regulations that you must follow to remain in compliance with the terms of your F-1 status. If you have plans for future U.S. non-immigrant benefits such as H-1B, it is imperative that you do not miss any of your reporting deadlines. Let us walk you through maintaining your status while you are authorized for STEM Extension.

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March

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Friday, March 5

4–4:30 p.m.

Taxes

Did you know all international students are legally required to file U.S. taxes every year? Join us as we discuss when and how to file taxes for the 2020 tax year.

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Friday, March 5

4:30–5 p.m.

Extensions

Is your I-20 due to expire soon? Learn the fundamentals of the simple process for extending your I-20 and maintaining your status.

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Friday, March 26

4–4:30 p.m.

Change of Status

Are you on a visa other than an F-1 or plan to move to another visa type? This discussion will inform you of the basics of changing your visa status.

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Friday, March 26

4:30–5 p.m.

Reduced Course Load

Are you in your final term and need a break? The good news is you are not required to be enrolled full time in your final term. Learn the ins and outs of the Reduced Course Load in your final term.

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April

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Friday, April 2

4–4:30 p.m.

CPT Application Process

Congratulations! You've found your internship opportunity. Now what? Let the ISSC show you the steps to requesting your Curricular Practical Training work authorization.

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Friday, April 23

4–4:30 p.m.

Post-OPT Maintaining Status

You are so close to graduation and your Optional Practical Training is soon to begin. It's important for you to know what it takes to remain compliant while you are authorized for Post-OPT. This short webinar will walk you through the regulations while you are on Post-OPT. Bring your questions!

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Friday, April 23

4:30–5 p.m.

Transfer Out

Time to move on from ASU? Not all of your academic study will be with one school, but you need to transfer your SEVIS record to participate elsewhere. Join us if you plan to move to another university!

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May

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Friday, May 7

5–5:30 p.m.

STEM Extension Eligibility

You might be asking yourself, "What is the STEM extension and do I qualify?"

Join us as we discuss the eligibility requirements of the STEM extension. Stick around for an in-depth Q&A.

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Friday, May 14.

5–5:30 p.m.

STEM Application Process

Join us for an in-depth look at the STEM application process. We will cover the timing of your application, USCIS requirements, Form I-983, Form I-765 and supporting documents. Be sure to bring your questions!

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Friday, May 21.

5–5:30 p.m.

Cap-Gap

Congratulations! Your employer has applied for your H-1B. What are your options if your Post-OPT or STEM Extension will expire before the Oct. 1 H-1B start date? Please join us to learn about the Cap-Gap and find out if you qualify.

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For questions about any of these programs, please contact us at issc@asu.edu.