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Announcements : All

All current announcements.
New DHS Proposed Rule: Duration of Status
On September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposal to replace Duration of Status (D/S) for F and J visa holders. It is important to note that this is a proposed rule and does not have an immediate effect. This rulemaking is currently in the notice and comment phase and the government has given until October 26, 2020, for the public to provide comment on this proposed rule. In addition to directly impacting our future international students, these rules will have devastating and long term effects on our current international students, alumni, and international employees if passed into law.
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Accessing Your Pending Applications
If you have already started an application you can find it on your ISS Deacs homepage.
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Be mindful of more sophisticated scamming techniques targeting international students.
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Optional Practical Training (OPT) for December 2020 Graduates
If you are an F-1 student graduating in December 2020, please view our new online presentation for OPT. Click below for more information.
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If you have questions regarding COVID-19 and WFU's decision to suspend classes and what that means as a visa holder, please visit our website, for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

You can also contact us at or calling 336-758-5938.
Advising Appointments
ISSS is still available for advising appointments. The appointments are now virtual and held through Zoom. You can sign up here, to meet with an ISSS Advisor.
Delayed Arrivals: Deferring Your Start Date
ISSS has received many questions from new international students and their parents regarding the ability to defer your admission and I-20 start date. Please click below to learn more about our official policy.
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SneezSafe App
If you are having trouble registering for the SneezSafe app because you have an international phone number, please follow these steps.
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F-1 OPT and Beyond: Employment Visa Options for International Students
Please see the link in this announcement to review the F-1 OPT and Beyond: Employment Visa Options for International Students video from November 16, 2020.
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2021 #DeacsAbroad Photo Contest
Submit your photo today!
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ISSS Winter Break Closure
WFU will be closed from 12/23/2020 - 1/4/2021 and ISSS is included in this closure. Please see this announcement if you experience an emergency over the winter break.
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