J-1 Scholar Forms

Academic Advisor’s Signature on OIS Request Forms OIS is providing remote assistance to our international community. Several OIS request forms such as the OPT Graduation Verification Form, CPT, Program Extension, Leave of Absence, and Reduced Course Load, require signatures from students’ academic advisors. Advisors should use Docusign whenever possible to e-sign the OIS forms and scan/email the completed forms Read more

J-1 Student Forms

Academic Advisor’s Signature on OIS Request Forms OIS is providing remote assistance to our international community. Several OIS request forms such as the OPT Graduation Verification Form, CPT, Program Extension, Leave of Absence, and Reduced Course Load, require signatures from students’ academic advisors. Advisors should use Docusign whenever possible to e-sign the OIS forms and scan/email the completed forms Read more

F-1 Student Forms

Academic Advisor’s Signature on OIS Request Forms OIS is providing remote assistance to our international community. Several OIS request forms such as the OPT Graduation Verification Form, CPT, Program Extension, Leave of Absence, and Reduced Course Load, require signatures from students’ academic advisors. Advisors should use Docusign whenever possible to e-sign the OIS forms and scan/email the completed forms Read more

OIS Forms

OIS recommends using the latest version of Adobe Reader. Download a free version here. Academic Advisor’s Signature on OIS Request Forms OIS is providing remote assistance to our international community. Several OIS request forms such as the OPT Graduation Verification Form, CPT, Program Extension, Leave of Absence, and Reduced Course Load, require signatures from students’ Read more

Tax Related Forms

F-1 and J-1 students and scholars in the US are responsible for filing their federal and state taxes each year. OIS cannot advise on tax-related issues. Students and scholars can consult consult with a qualified tax professional for individual assistance. Form W-2 This form shows the total income earned and the withheld income tax at Read more

June Wui Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce June Wui has joined our team as the International Data Coordinator today. June received an M.S.Ed. in International Education Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. She recently completed a certificate program in Instructional Design in eLearning as Read more

Contact Us

The Office of International Services is providing remote assistance to our international community. The physical offices at UPC and HSC are closed until further notice. OIS Live (Virtual Front Desk/Drop-in Advising via Zoom) Mondays: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Mondays: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesdays: 2:00 PM – Read more

Remote Assistance for USC’s International Community

The Office of International Services is providing remote assistance to our international community. For F-1 student related inquiries: email ois@usc.edu For J-1 Exchange Visitor related inquiries: email J1exchg@usc.edu To request OPT/STEM OPT Extension I-20: Refer to the instructions provided on the OIS OPT page or STEM OPT Extension page If you have questions after reviewing Read more

Community Safety Advisory

SCAMS REPORTED OFFENSE:   DPS has received numerous complaints from students, many of whom are international students, who had been tricked into giving money to imposters posing as agents of the IRS, U.S. Customs, or other public entities.  During the 2018 fall semester, seventeen students were victims to these scams with an average loss of Read more