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  • KSI Graduate School - 12 Months of OPT
    is the 60th day following your completion date assuming you do not leave the U S It can take up to two weeks to prepare the OPT application before sending to USCIS especially for busy students What documents should I submit 1 Students should submit the following documents 2 OPT Request Form and Filing Fee of 55 made payable to KSI 3 Form I 765 available online 4 380 check or money order payable to U S Department of Homeland Security Do not postdate your check The date format for your check should be as follows month day year 5 Two passport style photos for your EAD card Photos must be taken recently 6 Photocopy of all previous I 20s issued to you 1st and 3rd page only 7 Photocopy of passport identification page 8 Photocopy of I 94 What is my completion date The completion date for OPT purposes is defined as follows The day on which all degree requirements are fulfilled such as filing the thesis requirement Your program end date on your I 20 is the same date as your completion date This is also your graduation date on your diploma The three graduation dates are May 20 Aug 20 Dec 20 Changing your completion date can cause serious complications for your OPT application If for some reason you need to change your completion date after the OPT I 20 is created speak to an Administrative Officer immediately What dates should I choose Your OPT start date must be within 90 days prior to your completion date and 60 days after your completion date Your OPT end date will be 12 months later See diagram below Sample Application Timeline The dates on this sample may not correspond with the dates you will apply for OPT How long does it take to get approved for OPT Approximately three months from the date USCIS receives your application though it can be faster depending on the time of year When can I start working You must wait until you receive your Employment Authorization Document EAD from USCIS and your start date has arrived to begin working Once you complete your degree you cannot work on campus or off campus until you receive the EAD and your start date has arrived What counts as employment OPT is intended to enhance your academic program by providing a means to gain experience in your field of study Work NOT related to your program of study is a violation of F 1 status Students must work at least 20 hours a week in either a paid or unpaid position to qualify as employment What happens if I cannot find a job During OPT students may not accrue a total of more than 90 days of unemployment Can I have more than one employer A student may work for more than one employer but all employment must be related to the student s degree program and for pre completion OPT can not exceed the allowed

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  • KSI Graduate School - OPT Extension
    month day year Two passport style photos for your EAD card Photos must be taken recently Photocopy of Masters Degree and Official Transcript Fill out the Transcript Request Form Link to Transcript Request Form Photocopy of your I 94 Photocopy of your last EAD front and back Photocopy of Passport Photocopy of Visa Page Photocopy of State Issued ID Photocopy of LIN Receipt Mailed along with your EAD card Completed G 1145 form optional it signs you up for email text message notification of your application s arrival at USCIS Please allow one week for processing The Administrative Office will issue a new I 20 with a recommendation for the OPT extension Regulations to Maintain Status on OPT STEM Extension For further information on SEVP Policy on OPT please review the official policy guidelines http www ice gov doclib sevis pdf opt policy guidance 042010 pdf General Your OPT work authorization is automatically extended when the USCIS receives your application for extension up to 180 days You can continue working in the U S up to 180 days while the application is pending even though your EAD may have expired You can change employers during the 17 month extension but that employer must also be enrolled in E Verify Once STEM OPT begins you must validate your employment and address information every six months at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it AND within 10 days of any changes in order to maintain legal status Travel while your 17 month extension application is pending is not allowed KSI advises students not to travel until STEM Extension application is approved and a new EAD card has been received Unemployment Allowance Each day a student is not working during the OPT authorization period counts as a day of unemployment The only exception is that periods of up to 10 days between the end of one job and the beginning of the next job will not be included in the calculation for time spent unemployed Students on OPT are allowed up to 90 days of unemployment Students who receive a 17 month extension are given an additional 30 days of unemployment for a total of 120 days over their entire post completion OPT period Travel outside of the United States while unemployed will count as unemployment against the 90 120 day limits If a student travels while employed either during a period of leave authorized by an employer or as part of their employment the time spent outside the United States will not count as unemployment Address Employer Updates within 10 days The following information must be reported to The Administrative Office at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it during the STEM OPT period of authorization You are required to update the following information within 10 days of any changes Legal Name Changes A change in residential address phone or email Changes in Employer including new

    Original URL path: http://www.ksi.edu/index.php/international-students/opt/opt-extension (2016-02-17)
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  • KSI Graduate School - I-20 Extension
    Office of Admissions Application Process Domestic International Application Forms Tuition Fees Finances Office of Financial Aid Tuition Fees Domestic Aid Net Price Calculator Internships Academic CIS Department Concentrations CIS MIS Knowledge Management Information Security Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles International Student I 20 Extension I 20 Extension Students may request an extension of studies for reasons such as health problems changes in major or other unforeseen problems Extensions are granted in situations where the student has to complete studies on time F 1 students who will not complete their program of study by the end date on their I 20 need to request a program extension from the Administrative Office within 30 days before the document expires

    Original URL path: http://www.ksi.edu/index.php/international-students/i-20-extension (2016-02-17)
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  • KSI Graduate School - Travel
    Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles International Student Travel Travel Whenever F 1 students wish to leave the United States temporarily and return to continue studies at the institution in which they are enrolled they must secure the necessary documents to permit re entry to the United States In order to reenter the United States after a temporary absence of 5 months or less an F 1 student should have the following documents Travel Documents ü Valid Passport ü Valid F 1 Visa if your visa is expiring be sure to renew it in your home country before re entering the US ü Form I 20 endorsed for travel by the P DSO second page signature Customs Border Protection also recommends that students have with them Custom

    Original URL path: http://www.ksi.edu/index.php/international-students/travel (2016-02-17)
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  • KSI Graduate School - Obtaining an SSN
    Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles International Student Obtaining an SSN Obtaining an SSN A Social Security number SSN is issued to track earnings over a worker s lifetime If you will be employed in the United States you must have a SSN number in order to be paid Students who are not working or receiving income in the U S are not eligible for a SSN In order to issue a SSN the Social Security Administration requires evidence that you are eligible to work in the U S that you are a full time student and that you have received a formal offer of on campus employment or have been authorized for off campus employment through Curricular Practical Training CPT or Optional Practical Training OPT The Social Security Administration must also verify your immigration documents and status with Immigration before issuing the Social Security number New students may not apply for an SSN earlier than 10 business days after arriving in the U S As a reminder your SSN itself is not a work permit There is no charge for a SSN number and card It generally takes the SSA about 3 4 weeks to process your card The nearest Social Security Administration to KSI is located on 2116 GREEN BAY RD EVANSTON IL 60201 They are closed on the weekends Application Process To obtain your SSN you will need to do the

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  • KSI Graduate School - SPRING 2016 PREREGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
    Concentrations CIS MIS Knowledge Management Information Security Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News

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  • KSI Graduate School - Sign Up for the Comprehensive Exam
    Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles About KSI News Announcements Sign Up for the Comprehensive Exam Sign Up for the Comprehensive Exam The Comprehensive Exam will be held on December 2nd 2015 at 2pm The deadline to sign up for the exam has passed Students can contact Dr CY Hsieh This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it if they are still interested in taking the exam As a reminder the Comprehensive Exam is a graduate requirement Students must submit their completed forms to Dr CY Hsieh or submit it to the Administrative Office There is no cost to take the exam Students can retake the exam if they did not

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  • KSI Graduate School - 2nd and Final Installment for Fall 2015 - DUE 9/17/2015
    Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles About KSI News Announcements 2nd and Final Installment for Fall 2015 DUE 9 17 2015 2nd and Final Installment for Fall 2015 DUE 9 17 2015 As a reminder the 2 nd and final installment for the Fall 2015 semester is due on Thursday September 17 2015 KSI accepts the following methods of payment Money Order Personal Check Company Check bounced checks credit card dispute will be charged an additional 35 bounce fee If you are mailing your check or money order be sure to mail it out no later than Monday September 14 2015 Credit Debit Card s subjected to 3 service fee please use the Credit Card Authorization Form which is available on our website http www ksi edu forms CreditCardAuthorizationForm pdf along with this form you must submit a copy of the credit debit card with the first 12 digits blacked out and government issued ID of the cardholder for verification purposes Cash is no longer accepted as a method to pay tuition Failure to submit your payment by Thursday September 17 will result in a 10 late penalty CPT Students Failure to submit your 2nd installment will result in your CPT being deactivated on Friday September 18th Employers will be called Friday morning by the Administrative Office regarding your deactivation and your SEVIS record will reflect the deactivation Exceptions and late payments will not be granted Students have received plenty of notices regarding when tuition is due Domestic Students DUE DATES 1 COURSE 2 COURSES 3 COURSES 1 st installment due AUG 17TH 748 1 470 2 193 2 nd installment due SEPT 17TH 747 1 470 2 192 SEMESTER TOTAL TOTAL 2 760 TOTAL 2

    Original URL path: http://www.ksi.edu/index.php/about-ksi/news-and-announcements/95-2nd-and-final-installment-for-fall-2015-due-sept-17th-2015 (2016-02-17)
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