International Student Services

International Student Services offers two types of orientations for foreign born students who are new to CCBC:

  1. If you are in any immigration status, you are invited to attend International Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (ISOAR). Sessions are held in May, June, July, August, December and January and provide valuable information about:

    • Academic culture in the USA
    • The ESOL program
    • Using the CCBC website
    • Selecting the right courses
    • The enrollment process
    • Where to find help
    • How to get involved at CCBC

  2. If you hold an F-1 student visa, your I-20 requires you to attend a SEVIS Orientation where will learn about:

    • Information and procedures you need to know as an F-1 student to maintain your visa status.
    • The meaning of the unique acronyms used by SEVIS including D/S, DSO, DHS, DOS, POE, USCIS, OPT, CPT.

    And you will meet key CCBC staff members who can help you understand how to register for classes, what it means to have a "hold" on your registration, how to pay your tuition and fees, and how to transfer to a 4-year university.

Immigration law information
Sheela Murthy and the Murthy Law Firm are recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on immigration law. As a service to our community of international students and faculty members, CCBC offers this website to the college as a source of information.

Please Note: This is not meant to be an endorsement of the services of this law firm.

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