September 13, 2023

Autumn Quarter ISS front desk and advising schedule.

  • Front Desk (in person) – Mon to Thurs, 1-4 pm/ Virtual Front Desk – Fridays 2-4 pm
  • F-1 virtual drop-in advising – Mon, Tues, Thurs 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • F-1 in person drop-in advising – Mon to Thurs 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Various workshops and info sessions throughout the quarter – see ISS event calendar 

ISS Updates & Reminders

  • ISS Immigration Check-In for new students/degree program online immigration check-in must be submitted in MylSS by September 27; the federal government requires all new students to check with the institution & ISS must verify a student’s status to activate their SEVIS record once checked-in.

Online course limitations for F-1 and J-1 international students

  • Only one fully remote/online course can count towards the full-time enrollment requirement for immigration purposes (12 credits undergrads & professional students/IO credits grads)
  • COVID exceptions to this rule no longer apply
  • ISS does not determine whether a course is fully remote/online; it is based on how the course modality/instruction is coded in the UW time schedule
  • Internships, research courses, or other courses that are arranged with faculty are generally NOT considered remote or fully online