International students need to complete a variety of forms for Elmhurst College and other institutions. Those described below are available online for your convenience. Also be sure to check out the Pre-Arrival Checklist to help make sure you are ready to attend Elmhurst College.
Checking in at Elmhurst College
Incoming international students must check in with the Assistant Director of International Student Services immediately upon arriving on campus. Please bring your completed Individual Student Record, I-20, passport, and I-94. Also bring your completed Hometown Information Record so that we can inform your local newspaper(s) and secondary school about your special activities and honors.
Maintaining Your Visa Status
International students are required to maintain current information in the Office of International Student Services throughout their time at Elmhurst College. Complete the SEVIS Event Form to report any changes in personal information such as name, address, phone number, employment status, school transfers, or dependent information.
Students who have completed their studies and are in Optional Practical Training should complete the Post-Completion OPT SEVIS Event Form to notify the Assistant Director of International Student Services of any changes in personal information such as name, address, phone number, employment status, school transfers, or dependent information.
Students who anticipate travel outside of the United States should read the Travel Recommended Procedure in order to simplify reentry to the United States.
Prior approval from the Assistant Director of International Student Services is required before a student can drop below full time. Complete the Request for Reduced Course Load Form to request authorization to drop below full time.
Students who are leaving Elmhurst College and the United States either temporarily or permanently should complete the SEVIS Event Form so that the Assistant Director of International Student Services can adjust or end their F-1 SEVIS record.
Anyone working in the United States is required to have a Social Security number. Download the Social Security Application Checklist to begin the process. NOTE: You must have a written job offer to be eligible for a social security number!
Undergraduate students wishing to participate in Curricular Practical Training (internships) must receive prior authorization from the Assistant Director of International Student Services. Download the Curricular Practical Training Recommended Procedure to begin the process.