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Issue #70—July 2019
Are You Graduating In Summer 2019 and Plan to Apply for Optional Practical Training?
Students in F-1 status who will be graduating in Summer 2019 and plan to apply for Optional Practical Training after graduation are reminded to file their practical training applications well in advance of the date they would like practical training to begin. Currently, the USCIS Potomac Service Center is taking approximately 3-5 months to process EAD cards for practical training.
In general, OISS recommends that practical training applications be filed at least 90 days in advance of the requested starting date. So, if you would like your practical training to begin between August and October, now is the time to start the application process!
Your application must be received by the USCIS Potomac Service Center no later than 60 days following your degree completion date, which is August 5 for Summer 2019 graduates.
Please come in during walk-in hours to meet with an advisor about the application process.
Departing the U.S. and not returning to UNO? UNO students who will not be returning to the University for the Fall 2019 semester are reminded to email OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your plans.
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.
Insurance Information for Fall— Please take a look at the Insurance Coverage Evaluation Form for the Fall 2019 semester http://oiss.uno.edu/InsForms/F1Fall19.pdf . Please note that it is possible to turn in an insurance form in the fall that covers the entire academic year. This will allow us to waive the insurance charge from your UNO fee bill for each semester that your policy covers you through Spring or Summer 2020. Dates for coverage are listed on the form. Insurance forms for
Fall must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019. Late requests will not be accepted. For more information on insurance and about UNO's health insurance carrier, please see: http://oiss.uno.edu/UNOinsurancereq2.cfm
Summer Semester 2019 University Calendar— To view the official university calendar for Summer 2019, please go to the following link: http://new.uno.edu/registrar/bulletin/important-dates#summer
Just a friendly reminder about our Summer office hours. These hours are in effect through Friday, August 2:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (by appointment only after 4:30 p.m.)
- Important July Dates —
July 1: Deadline to file application for Summer 2019 graduation
July 4: Independence Day Holiday. University Closed
July 21: Final date for holding defenses for those graduating with thesis and dissertation requirements in Summer 2019
July 25: Last day of classes
July 29-30: Final exams
July 7: Registration ends at 4:30 p.m. Deadline to pay tuition and fees for Session B. Students who do not pay by 4:30 p.m. their enrollment will be cancelled and they will be required to re-enroll
July 8: Classes start
July 11: Late registration ends. Final date to drop courses or resign and not have courses recorded on your transcript. Final date to add courses or change sections.
July 18: Midterm evaluation period
July 25: Last day of classes
July 29: Final exams
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