International Programs
International Programs

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New Student Orientation

Admissions

Financial Certification

International students must demonstrate proof of funding for the first year of study, if an F-1 student, or the length of the program of study, if a J-1 student. 

 

Employment

Academic Training

J-1 students may wish to engage in Academic Training (AT) during or soon after completion of their studies. AT must be related to the student’s degree program. Students are potentially eligible for one month of AT for each month that they are in their academic program, with a cap set at 18 months. 

Information Sheet

Application

Evaluation

 

Curricular Practical Training

F-1 students may wish to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during their studies. CPT must be related to the student’s degree program.

Application

 

On Campus Employment

Students who are maintaining F-1/J-1 status are eligible to work on-campus. IP MUST provide permission for all F-1/J-1 students to work on-campus. Work performed on the school premises is "on-campus" employment as long as the employment provides direct services to students. If you are unclear if a job would be considered “on-campus” employment, please check with an international student advisor.

 F-1/J-1 students ARE NOT PERMITTED to work OFF-CAMPUS without prior authorization from IP and/or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Information Sheet

Authorization Letter 

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

OPT Application

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment authorization for eligible students in F-1 status who wish to engage in off-campus employment in their field of study. OPT is, primarily, work authorization after program completion. Students will work with IP to obtain the I-20 with the OPT recommendation and then file the complete application to USCIS for final approval and issuance of the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The EAD authorizes the student to engage in temporary employment for up to 12 months anywhere in the US. As OPT involves IP and USCIS and can take several months to process, students are encouraged to apply as soon as they confirm degree completion. 

 

Maintaining Your Status

Change of Address (COA)

As an F-1 or J-1 (student or scholar) you are required to update your physical and mailing address with International Programs (IP) within 10 days of the change. IP will update your address with SEVIS accordingly.

 

Program Changes

Change of Level (COL) 

This form should be used if you are a F-1 or J-1 student moving up from one education level to another. Submit the complete COL application to IP within 30 days prior to the start of the semester when you will begin your new education level.

Change of Major (COM)

This form should be used if changing majors from one major to another or if you are adding a major. Submit the complete COM application to IP within 30 days prior to the start of the semester you will begin your new major.

Program Extension Application

A complete application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the current program end date. In order to apply for an extension, you must submit a complete application showing documentation of an academic need, unforeseen by yourself and supported by your department. You must also provide a new Financial Certification.

Reduced Course Load Application

Possible reasons for a reduced course load (RCL) include: medical reasons, academic hardship, and final semester enrollment. Please make an appointment with an immigration advisor to discuss your eligibility. 

 

Program Completion

Student Departure Form

Please complete this form to indicate your final departure from the U.S. 

Exit Survey

We would love to get your thoughts on your experience here. Your input will be kept confidential and only anonymously shared with departments as needed. 

 

Request Forms

DS-2019 Request

Use if you need to request an initial DS-2019 for a Change of Status (COS) Petition; your SEVIS record has been terminated and you will travel outside the U.S.; or you need to establish status via travel.

A complete application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the need of this request/form.

I-20 Request

Use if you need to request an initial I-20 for a Change of Status (COS) Petition; your SEVIS record has been terminated and you will travel outside the U.S.; or you need to establish status via travel.

A complete application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the need of this request/form.

 

Transfer To Another School

Current UNCP students must submit this form in order to transfer their SEVIS record to a different school. Use the form that matches your immigration status.

F-1 Transfer Out Form

J-1 Transfer Out Form

 

Travel

Travel Endorsement Request

This form is used to obtain a travel signature from IP before leaving the United States. A travel signature demonstrates that you are in good standing to return to the U.S. after a university holiday or vacation period. 

 

International Services and Events

Letter Requests

DMV Letter Request

If you will apply for a NC state ID card or a NC driver’s license you will need to provide a letter noting your mailing and physical address. Complete this form and provide it to IP so that the letter can be generated for use. 

Bank Letter Request

If you will set up a bank account with a U.S. banking institution you will need to provide a letter noting your mailing and physical address. Complete this form and provide it to IP so that the letter can be generated.

 

Payments

Credit Card Form

If you are unable to come to the IP office to make a payment, please fill out this form and email it to amanda.goforth@uncp.edu.

 

Shuttles

Airport Shuttle Reservation 

Transportation to Raleigh (RDU) UNCP is scheduled for the beginning and ending of each semester. Students may request rides during regularly scheduled times. This form must be completed and submitted prior to drop-off/pick-up.

Health Department Shuttle Reservation

Transportation to the Robeson County Health Department is scheduled each semester in order for students to obtain required immunizations. Students may request rides during regularly scheduled times. This form must be completed and submitted prior to the trip.

DMV Shuttle Reservation

Transportation to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is scheduled each semester in order for students to obtain a state ID. Students may request rides during regularly scheduled times. This form must be completed and submitted prior to the trip.

Travel Waiver

Most trips have a dedicated sign-up form and travel waiver. See our list of events for more information. 
You should only use this form when you are directed to do so by an IP staff person.