News and Updates

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Rescinds July 6 Policy Guidance

We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agreed to rescind the July 6, 2020 policy guidance issued by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that would prevent international students from taking online-only courses in the fall semester while residing in the United States. USC played a critical role in advocating for our international Read more

International Student FAQ – Fall Semester

We understand students have many questions about the fall semester following the updated guidance provided by the Student Exchange Visitor Program on Monday. This is a fluid situation, and USC senior administration and OIS are still reviewing what the potential impact of this guidance could mean, legally and practically, for our community. We ask for Read more

New Guidance: International Student Enrollment for Fall 2020

On July 6, 2020, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued updated guidance to universities regarding international students’ ability to study in the U.S. during the fall 2020 semester based on the institution’s method of instruction (i.e. online, in-person or hybrid). Despite our serious concerns about this new guidance, and our strong disagreement with the Read more