|What is the International Student Service (ISS) at San Antonio College?
The ISS at San Antonio College is the registration and enrollment monitoring service for all international F-1 VISA students at San Antonio College.
We are located in the Oppenheimer Academic Center (OC) in Suite 220.
You may access our office by entering the campus from Evergreen at the corner of Lewis.
Use visitor parking. Do not park at any apartment complex or business - otherwise you will be towed.
Our office hours follow unless otherwise posted
No walk-ins accepted Monday -Friday after 1200 and 1600.
Closed every day for lunch between 1300 and 1400. Closed weekends and all Campus/Federal holidays
Appointments available by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now accepting new or transfer applications for the Fall 2013 term.
We do not accept first time students for summer.
Summer sessions are a shorter, accelerated pace whereas first-time international student are ALWAYS expected to enroll for 12 semester hours.
Hence, first time students would be expected to pay the same amount of money for a month short of the normal amount of time and produce the same academic expectations in six weeks - these conditions place International Students at a distinct and expensive disadvantage. International students are REQUIRED to register for at least 12 semester hours in Fall and Spring
so there would another immediate demand your financial resources.
- F-1 Students compelled to transfer to SAC for the summer will be required to enroll for at least 12 semester hours: 6 sh SI and 6 sh in SII
- F-1 Students may transfer for FALL effective end of current term (not to exceed 5 months no class time) and retain the option to attend summer courses if desired at less than 12.
- F-1 Students may enroll for CONCURRENT OR TRANSIENT enrollment for summer and not be required for 12 semester hours pending receipt of:
- Good standing letter from current school International Student Services with permission to attend SAC
- Official transcripts to Enrollment Management
- Copies of I-94, Visa, Passport, and current I-20
- Copy of insurance coverage.
- Complete residency forms in SAC ISS office
- Accepted in Enrollment Management for term of attendance (do Apply Texas)
REMEMBER: International students must be enrolled, by federal law, for at least 12 semester hours for Fall and Spring terms. Summer is optional... unless you transfer for summer.
The deadline for Fall 2013 applications is May 15, 2013.
Do not apply for a term other than the FALL term. If you are NOT approved for the correct term you will not be approved for I-20 sponsorship for the F-1 Visa.
International student orientation is always on the the Thursday before classes begin from 1000 to 1400.
English session in OC 206 and Spanish version in OC 208
Orientation is mandatory:
| Fall Session
||August 22, 2013
| Spring Session
|| January 21, 2014
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San Antonio College is a campus without borders - we serve a multicultural community.
|What services are available?
- Campus connection with US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). We accept and assist with USCIS forms I-20, I-539, and I-765 and maintain SEVIS records for duration of studies to include in/out transfers.
- Assist with immigration matters, including authorization for employment, extension of stay, requests for re-instatement and change of non-immigrant status.
- Collect evaluated and translated transcript and residency documentation applied toward acceptance by Enrollment Services to the Alamo Colleges.
- Refer students to appropriate department academic advisement.
- Provide enrollment verification upon student request for official business.
- Provide access to English as a Second Language (ESLA) and Continuing Education English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for nonnative speakers. All nonnative English speakers are required to take placement assessment.
Note: ESLA courses are nontransferable college credit, but are recognized by USCIS for F-1 maintenance. CE ESL courses do not fulfill the obligation of an F-1 student alone, but may be taken with the required 12 semester hour credit courses to compliment and expedite language studies while saving money and time.
Visit our District web site for the application process, deadlines and necessary forms.
Visit the Admissions web site for a current list of tuition and fees.
Both Apply Texas and the International Student Application (and all of the required documentation therein) must be submitted whether you are attending for English Language studies or attempting college-level courses.
Apply Texas notification of successful profile set-up does not mean you have submitted your Apply Texas application.
Apply Texas notification of successful application submission does not mean you have been accepted as a student of the Alamo Colleges.
Alamo Colleges acknowledgement of Apply Texas profile does not mean you have been accepted as a student of the Alamo Colleges.
Receipt of a nine-digit student ID number with an official Alamo Colleges email IS verification you have been accepted to the Alamo Colleges, but does not mean you get an I-20.
If you have been accepted as a Student of the Alamo Colleges AND have successfully completed the I-20 application, submitted your evaluated transcripts, and paid the online processing
- Incomplete packets will be evaluated, but not processed
- Students are responsible for their successful enrollment and completion of studies.
- All published deadlines are enforced. No exceptions
- SAC ISS is authorized through USCIS to cancel an issued I-20 for non-compliant students as well as to refuse future assistance with students who will not comply with the expectations of the F-1 Visa. Reinstatement is a reserved option not an entitlement through this office.
- The SAC ISS office is not responsible for issues resulting from detainment and/or deportation of students who do not maintain his or her legal status.
- The SAC ISS office nor San Antonio College will assume financial responsibility or provide assistance in the event an international student cannot afford to pay tuition.
We are here to assist with obtaining and maintaining legal F-1 VISA status with USCIS to avoid criminal charges resulting in detainment and/or deportation either of which may result in a ten year expulsion from the United States irrespective of the institution of higher education.
In accordance with 8 C.F.R
§214.3(j) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: This school is
authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.