Office of International
Students and Scholars
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Phone: (504) 280-6021
Issue #18—June 2012
Do you need a waiver of the insurance fee for Summer 2012? If you have purchased your own health insurance policy that meets the University requirements, listed at: http://oiss.uno.edu/UNOinsurancereq2.cfm , please submit the completed Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form for summer by the deadline of Monday, June 4 . The form is available on our website at http://oiss.uno.edu/forms/FPacket/F-1%20Insurance%20Coverage%20Evaluation%20Form%20Summer%202012.pdf
Are You Graduating In Summer 2012 and Plan to Apply for Optional Practical Training?
http://oiss.uno.edu/forms/FPacket/OPT%20application.pdf . Please come in during walk-in hours to meet with an advisor about the application process.
Important Information for Those Who Will Graduate in Summer 2012
You must be registered for the Summer.
You must file an "Application for Degree" with the Registrar's Office online at http://registrar.uno.edu/gradapp.cfm . The deadline to file for graduation is June 4, 2012
Students in F-1 status who are graduating and are not going to pursue Optional Practical Training (OPT) or transfer to a new U.S. school or begin a new degree program in the United States are required to depart the United States within 60 days of their degree completion date. Students in J-1 status are required to depart the United States within 30 days of their degree completion date, or the end of their programs.
Are you ready for hurricane season? Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and lasts through November 30. Make sure that you have an evacuation plan BEFORE a hurricane comes. You can come by our office to pick up Evacuation Guides and packing lists and also take a look at our hurricane preparedness handout on our website: http://oiss.uno.edu/forms/Hurricane%20Information/Hurricane%20Evacuation%20Information,%20updated%20June%202011.pdf
Important June Dates —
June 4: Final date to add courses, change sections.
Final date to drop course(s) and receive 100% refund.
Deadline to file an Application for Degree and to pay graduation fees for Summer Graduation. Deadline to submit Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form at OISS.
June 13: Final date to resign and receive 50% refund.
OISS Summer Walk-In Hours Reminder —
*Please note that walk-in hours for June and July will be limited.*Monday & Thursday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Walk-in consultations are for quick 10-15 minute discussions. You will receive assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Appointments are at specific times and with specific advisors. If your discussion involves changing
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