International Student Services (ISS) NEWS

Edmonds Community College

International Mentor or Resident Assistant Positions March 3, 2015

Filed under: Job Opportunities — ISS @ 10:51 am

Hello EdCC students!

Are you interested in applying for a position as an International Mentor or Resident Assistant?  Want to know more information before you decide?  Good news!  There are two Information Sessions this week:

  • Thursday, March 5th at 5:00pm in the Rainier Place Community Room
  • Friday, March 6th, at 1:00pm in the RP Community Room

At these sessions, you can get more information on what the positions are, ask questions of current staff members and their supervisors, and pick up an application or job description.  All applications are due April 17th!

–If you have any questions about IM’s, contact Jeremy at

–Questions about RA’s contact me (Erin) at

These positions help build a welcoming and fun community here at EdCC, and we want you to be a part of it!  Hope to see you there!


Travel signature reminder from ISS February 27, 2015

Are you planning to travel during the spring break?

Don’t forget to get a signature on your I-20 before you go!

Bring your passport and I-20 to the ISS office during the drop-in advising hours:

10:30-11:30 AM (except Wed) and 3:30 – 4:30 PM

No appointment necessary!



Tax Support Sessions for Students Working on Campus or OPT February 20, 2015

Filed under: International Student Services (ISS) — ISS @ 9:25 am

Tax Support Sessions for

International Students

Working on Campus or OPT

Tuesday, March 3


LYN 303


Wednesday, March 11


ALD 101

Please bring these items:

  • Social Security Card
  • Passport
  • W-2(s) – received from your employer
  • Your bank account information (routing number / account number)

It will be important to know how many days you were here in the U.S. in the year 2014, so please try to calculate the number of days before you come to the session.


Registration reminders and NEW rules for vacation quarters February 19, 2015

Registration for spring quarter begins  Feb. 24th. Click here to check your registration time.

Remember these important reminders:

  • To maintain F-1 status, you must take at least 12 credits every quarter
  • Online classes limit: you must take at least 7 credits on campus or hybrid.

Important: NEW rules for vacation quarters!:

  • Starting spring 2015, all college and high school students are required to study full time fall, winter and spring quarters.
  • Summer is the only vacation quarter. You cannot take spring as a vacation.

If you will go home for one or more quarters, please submit a Student Status Report form online. Remember to check with an ISS Advisor before making plans to take a quarter off.

Questions? Please visit the ISS office.


ISS Transfer Tuesday – February 24th

Tips on Transferring to Your Dream School

Tuesday, February 24th, 3:30-4:30 pm, SNH 215

Are you a new international student and are just starting to think about where you want to apply? Or are you getting ready to work on your application and have questions?

This workshop will introduce you to the transfer process, including how to pick a university and get started on your applications. ISS advisors will also discuss how to pick the right classes and plan your degree for your major. We will also talk about how to pick a major or even a university if you are still undecided.


Transfer for Business Majors

Tuesday, February 24th, 4:30-5:30, SNH 215

Although this workshop is open to students from all majors, ISS advisors will specifically talk about transfer for business majors, such as the importance of taking the right math sequence. We will also talk about how to pick a university and tips for working on your transfer applications.



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