Register advisees before the end of registration for the fall and spring semesters.
Minimum Courseload Requirements
Please note that audited courses do NOT count towards a student's minimum courseload requirement; the same is true of all audit courses. Students must be registered for either a pass/fail or a letter grade option. Audit coursework can be taken after students have registered for the the 12 credits mandated for UGs and the 9 credits for Gs.
Keeping Everyone Updated
Encourage students to read and follow-up on communication sent by ISSS. Also, remind them they should check their '@odu.edu' STUDENT e-mail account twice a week. We do not send e-mails to addresses from CS, Physics, etc.; ODU student e-mail accounts can, however, be forwarded so advisees only have to keep track of one e-mail account.
The Rules, Summarized
Read through SEVIS Responsibilities for Students in F-1 and J-1 Status; students fill this out for their file and receive a copy for reference.
Join our listserv, the ISSlist, to see the same administrative, non-programming e-mails our students are getting.
Equal Treatment For All
When faced with difficult decisions, make them based on the facts of the situation NOT based on a student's immigration status.
Contact ISSS if there are any questions. We are always ready to assist you.
ISSS is always available to make a presentation for departmental meetings. We can tailor presentations for your department or office on the following topics:
- Intercultural Communication Skills
- On-Campus Employment for International Students
- Off-Campus Employment for International Students
- Specific cultures or groups
- Hiring Internationals for Research or Tenure-Track Positions
- Basic Immigration Laws As They Pertain to International Students