Most international, matriculated and visiting exchange students come to SUNY Cortland on F-1 or J-1 student visas. To apply for these, they need eligibility documents (I-20s for F-1 visas or DS-2019s for J-1 visas) from SUNY Cortland. The International Programs Office issues "initial entry" I-20 or DS-2019 documents for all international students and scholars. However, they also provide information and services to international students who will study at SUNY Cortland in other visa / immigration categories. International Programs Office is the source for questions and/or guidance for all new or prospective international students as they navigate the pre-arrival steps required to enroll at SUNY Cortland.
If you are considering SUNY Cortland for your academic career, explore the pages within the admissions and pre-arrival sections of this site for information about how to apply to SUNY Cortland, International Award, obtaining an I-20/DS-2019 and much more.
Prospective international students can contact International Programs Office:
For those students who are currently enrolled or who will enroll soon, you will find the information on rules and regulations governing international students as well as services and important links on this site. The information included on these pages will help you in maintaining valid student status as it pertains to your legal stay within the United States. In addition, there is information on employment, health insurance, travel, applying for a social security number and other important resources.
The International Programs Office provides expert advising on these matters. International student advisers are available by appointment to you on matters about immigration and visa concerns, employment on-campus, internships, on-campus events and other programs, academic issues, health and health insurance, and other concerns. They may refer you to other resources.
Current international students can contact International Programs Office:
Throughout the academic year a number of programs and events are provided by the International Programs Office to ensure that, in addition to your academic success, you enjoy the social and cultural aspects of your time at SUNY Cortland.
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