Form Notes
Certificate Of Attendance ISSS writes a letter to state your current status at NIU.
Change of Address for OPT/OPT STEM File with us to update your personal address in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Must be done within ten days of a change.
Change of Major Request a change in the major/field of study on your I-20.
Change Status to F-1 Instructions on how to change your status to F-1.
Curricular Practical Training Request Read the instructions on how to fill out the form.
Dependent I-20 Request Request to bring your spouse or children as an F-2/J-2.
Extension of Program Extend F-1 or J-1 stay if you will not complete your degree by the end date in your I-20 or Form DS-2019.
Invitation Request Inviting relatives request form that does not mention graduation.
Leave of Absence Bring this form to a meeting with an International Student Advisor if you plan to take a leave of absence.
Update Current OPT/OPT STEM Employment File with us to update your employment in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Must be done within ten days of a change.
OPT STEM Application Email ISSS at
Social Security Number Instructions for the Social Security Application including a sample letter.
Reduce Course Load in Final Semester Form Underload requests for your final semester with approval from academic advisor. There is a form for graduate students and one for undergraduate students.
Travel Signature If you plan on traveling outside the US, the signature on your I-20 needs to be less than six months old.

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International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
Williston Hall

Phone: 815-753-1346
Fax: 815-753-1488

Hours: 8 a.m.-noon (pick up and drop off only)
All advising and other questions are by appointment only.

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