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If dropping a class will drop a student below full time, please do not sign a student's Drop Form until you have confirmation that they have approval from OIS
Changes to Curriculum
The Office of International Services is required to report to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) any additions or changes to Saint Louis University's curriculum or programs. Please keep our office informed of any new majors created, new programs added or programs deleted.
If international students want to change their major, they must notify the Office of International Services. The advisor of the new degree program will need to provide an email indicating their support for the change.
Leaving the University
If international students withdraw from the University, they have 15 days to leave the United States. Academic advisors and faculty are asked to contact our office if an international student has indicated that they are leaving or have been excessively absent from classes.
International Advising Support
Questions? Each international student is assigned an International Counselor to collaborate with all other Advisors in support of each student's personal wellness, immigration compliance and academic success.
International students are permitted to work on campus up to 20 hours per week when school is in session. During official university breaks, they can work over 20 hours a week. The Office of International Services must have a letter of employment from your department before we can authorize a student to obtain a Social Security Number. An example of a letter can be found at International Student Forms page. More information on employment options.
If you would like to invite an international scholar or researcher to SLU, your department should submit a request form to the Office of International Services and we will provide the immigration documentation for that individual. Please allow additional time when submitting these requests or requesting renewals of J visa documents. Also, the dependents of J scholars and researchers will be required to have their own documents.
Due to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requirements, the Office of International Services is required to maintain information on all J-1 scholars and researchers. Upon arrival to the university, international scholars and researchers are required to report to the Office of International Services the following circumstances: