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Fall 2020 Updates for International Students

On July 24, 2020 ICE/SEVP released guidance clarifying questions for Fall 2020. The OISSS has reviewed the guidance provided and created the following resources to provide new and current students with the options available for Fall 2020. Please click on the links below, depending on your student status with TAMUK:

Options for newly admitted students for Fall 2020

Guidelines for currently enrolled students for Fall 2020

OISSS Currently Serving Students Virtually

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the OISSS Front Desk will be closed until further notice. International Student Advisors are still processing student requests via email. Please send all OISSS request forms and supporting documents to

Students may also request a Virtual Advising Session with an International Student Advisor on various topics Monday - Friday, from 9am - 3pm.

For emergency situations, please contact University Police Department at 361-593-2611.

We appreciate your patience and encourage students to practice social distancing and remain safe during this time.

Beyond working directly with the TAMUK international community, OISSS also meets, advises, and provides training opportunities to TAMUK administrators to introduce and reaffirm policies, programs, and concepts applicable to our international students and scholars.

To best serve you, we encourage you to send inquiry emails to our office at This is the best/preferred option. We will answer your emails in the order received. 

You are welcome to contact us via phone at 361-593-3317 if you have general questions regarding F-1/J-1 rules and benefits.

If you would like to discuss your situation with an International Student Advisor directly, please request a Virtual Advising Session instead. This allows us ample time to review your records and provide you with the best advise for your specific situation.

Telephone: 361-593-3317

Email :

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