News and Updates

Passport Verification for New International Students

All new international students are required to complete Passport Verification (PPV) with the Office of International Services (OIS) upon arrival to the US. PPV is a procedure that verifies a student’s immigration status to ensure that the student is eligible to start an academic program at USC for the upcoming academic semester. Visit the New Students section for more Read more

OIS Closed July 12, 2017

OIS will be closed on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 for an off campus event. We will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

OIS Closed for Independence Day

The Office of International Services wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. Our office will be closed on July 3, 2017 (Monday) and July 4, 2017 (Tuesday). We will reopen on July 5, 2017 (Wednesday) at 8:30 AM. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the Read more

Local U.S. Address Update Policy Guidance During Summer Break

Students traveling to their home country to spend time with their family and friends or vacationing outside the U.S. over summer break are NOT required to update their local U.S. address information in their myUSC/OASIS student account even though USCIS regulations state students must report any changes to their residential address within 10 days from Read more