The OISS's ability to issue I-20s and DS-2019s are based on Tulane University's I-17 (Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student), which designates us as a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) Certified school. Regulations require SEVP-certified institutions to report any changes to the Form I-17. To learn more about this particular process click here.
Below you will be able to review the training materials and forms for specific information on admitting international students at Tulane.
Admitting departments/schools must have a standardized process for verifying:
In addition to the above, OISS also needs the following in order to issue the immigration document:
Departments must allow the OISS at least one week (or longer during peak admissions periods) for the issuance of the immigration document. You may read through the Training Workshop Materials above or contact one of the advisors below for more information.
F-1 Admissions contact: Belinda Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org
J-1 Admissions contact: Belinda Schneider, email@example.com
All international students will receive a series of pre-departure emails that will support their coming to Tulane University and an in-person orientation. Beth Nazar, firstname.lastname@example.org, coordinates both of these initiatives. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Tulane has three main advisors to support international students once they arrive at Tulane University. Areas of advising include but are not limited to: immigration, Tulane resources, cultural adjustment, campus engagement, personal issues, financial concerns, careers, and working in the United States.
General F-1 Advising: Belinda Schneider, email@example.com
Career and Work Authorization F-1 Advising: Kabir Hingorani, firstname.lastname@example.org
General J-1 Advising: Beth Nazar, email@example.com