Study in the States offers free downloadable tools and resources to make it easier for international students and school officials to follow the U.S. government rules and regulations that govern the international student process.
All of the free tools and resources are available below. Search for resources by selecting the filters that apply. One or more filters may be selected.
Defines Special Student Relief (SSR), including who SSR affects, when SSR applies and how designated school officials can recommend SSR.
Illustrates the distinctions between K-12 private schools and grade 9-12 public schools in the United States and outlines the different rules F-1 students must follow while studying at each.
Outlines the eight steps involved for F-1 students studying at grade nine through 12 public high schools in the United States.
A welcome guide for DSOs to distribute to new international students, outlining Study in the States as a resource to help them follow the rules and maintain their student status.
Outlines the steps that F-1 students with pending 17-month STEM OPT extension applications must follow to respond to a Request for Evidence (RFE) and demonstrate eligibility for the 24-month STEM OPT extension.
Outlines the eight steps involved for K-12 F-1 private school students in studying in the United States.
Identifies the different 24-month STEM OPT extension reporting requirements for F-1 students, STEM OPT employers and school officials.
Explains how to properly respond to SEVP within 30 days of a student receiving a Form I-515A.
Charts the different SEVIS reporting and administration responsibilities of PDSOs and DSOs.