Apply Now for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
If your status is F-1, and Fall 2014 is your final semester, the last date we recommend that you apply for OPT is November 23rd.
To apply for OPT, you must have already filed a Degree Audit Application Form (DAAF). DAAFs will NOT be accepted for Winter 2015 graduation after October 14th.
In addition, you will need a letter from your departmental advisor stating your expected date of completion, as well as a second letter from Graduation Audit in the One Stop Office (North 217) stating that you have applied for graduation. These letters must be submitted to the International Students Office (E1109).
To download the Optional Practical Training application forms, including samples of the two letters described above, please visit: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/studentservices/is/repository/files/Optional%20Practical%20Training%20form%20and%20instructions4-24-2011.pdf.
Students are required make appointments to file an OPT application. To make an appointment with an International Student Advisor, please contact Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Xavier Remigio at email@example.com.
Information Session: The OPT Filing Process
If you are planning to apply for OPT this semester, the International Students Office can assist you. Please join us for this information session.
Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 11:00-12:00 pm
Place: Room East 1442
Green Cards for International Students
Would you like to have the chance to attain a green card? Apply for the 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program where over five thousand green cards are given to lucky winners! Registration is between now and November 3, 2014 at 12 noon. A confirmation number will be given. Please use the link below to check your status on May 5, 2015. Registration is free.
The website is www.dvlottery.state.gov.
Application Deadline: Monday, November 3
Please Note: Nationals of the following countries are not eligible to apply: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (Except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
For more information regarding eligibility visit: http://www.dvlotteryhome.com/requirements-for-entry/.
Do You Have Travel Plans?
Are you planning to travel outside the United States during the fall or winter months? If so, please visit our office at least one week before your planned departure date and ask an International Student Advisor to sign your I-20 or DS-2019. Remember that re-entry to the United States requires a recent (within 12 months or within 6 months if you are on OPT) signature from a Designated School Official for F-1 status holders or an Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange Visitor holders.
To make an appointment, call 212.772.4864, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: If you have recently applied for post-completion OPT you should ask an International Students Advisor regarding whether you can travel or not before your EAD card arrives.
If you require a signature during walk-in hours, please check in at Room 1119, East Building and wait to be called. See our Walk-in schedule.
Tuition Payment Plan available to International Students
Tuition payment plans can help you to break down your educational expenses into easy-to-manage installments, without paying interest, instead of making one large payment. The plan is simple to use, and provides convenient payment options. For more information, please visit www.tuitionpay.com.
Find out what it is like to be an International Student at Hunter College
|Please see our
International Students Guide
Our Prospective Students page contains general information about the Hunter College admission requirements and type of visa you need to study in the United States.