Transfer SEVIS Record from USC to Another Institution

Updated 12/3/2021 Quick Navigation F-1 Students Eligibility Requirements Transfer-Out Deadlines SEVIS Transfer Out Request Form Policy on Completing Status or Transfer Verification Forms for Other Schools J-1 Students & Scholars F-1 Students F-1 students who apply and are admitted to another institution may be eligible to transfer their USC SEVIS record to their new school. Read more

Sprintax TDS

Overview of SprintaxTDS Personal SprintaxTDS Personal is a software that can prepare your pre OPT/CPT tax documents for you. SprintaxTDS Personal can determine your residency for tax purposes, FICA exemption, tax treaty eligibility and generate the pre-employment tax forms that you need, such as the W-4, 8233, W8-BEN and more. Once your forms have been Read more

Safety Advisory: Scams

The USC Department of Public Safety has received reports from students, many of whom are international students, who were deceived into giving money to impostors posing as law enforcement officials or representatives of agencies such as the Social Security Administration, IRS, U.S. Customs, Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Homeland Security. Some impostors or Read more

DHS Confirms Guidance for the Spring 2021 Semester

Dear Students: With the spring semester quickly approaching, the Office of International Services (OIS) would like to share what we know at this time to help students determine their academic plan. Please read the rest of this message carefully, as it contains important information pertaining to the spring 2021 semester. There are several factors that 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 For J-1 Exchange Visitor related inquiries: email 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

USCIS to Begin Using More Secure Mail Delivery Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 27, 2018 that the agency will begin phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents beginning April 30, 2018. The first phase will affect documents that need to be re-mailed because Read more

Preda’s Prelude: The Rise of an Opera Aficionado

Can you sing in 21 different languages? This diva can. Strolling by the lakeside with her friends, 14- year-old Irena Preda’s gift was actualized. The Slovenian native did not know the power she possessed until this very day when her friends looked upon her in awe of the voice that had not been heard by Read more

USC Trojan Cricket Club: The Stepping Stone into the Big Leagues

As home to the largest Cricket Club in the United States, the Trojan Cricket Club has been a staple of USC athletics since 1992. The club registers 105 students each semester and then divides then among seven teams of 15 players each. The teams play against each other in tournament-style matches with each team playing at least once against Read more