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Come to ISS for a Signature on Your I-20 Before You Travel November 14, 2016

Traveling during the break?


Get your I-20 signed before you go home or travel!

Bring your passport and I-20 to ISS, anytime, no appointment necessary.

I-20 signing hours in ISS:

Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Please note, I-20 signing is not available from 12:00-1:00pm



Summer Quarter Reminders May 22, 2015

Are you planning to GO HOME or take a VACATION quarter this SUMMER?

  •  College and High School students do not need to report to ISS plans to go home or take a vacation quarter for summer.
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) students must submit a STUDENT STATUS REPORT  to report plans to go home or request approval for a vacation quarter (any quarter).
    • IESL student eligibility for vacation in the US: you must have completed three full time quarters (fall 2014, winter 2015, spring 2015) AND plan to return for fall 2015. You MUST request a vacation and get approval before summer quarter.
    • IESL students may go home any quarter, it is not necessary to finish 3 full time quarters. You must submit a STUDENT STATUS REPORT + COPY OF PLANE TICKET, and plan to be outside the US for 60 or more days.
    • IESL pre-registration information will be given in class.

Don’t forget to get your I-20 signed before you travel! Visit the ISS office today!

Questions? Visit the ISS office!

ISS Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM

Drop-in Advising (quick questions) 9:30-10:30 (except Wed) and 3:30-4:30

To schedule appointments, stop by or call (425) 640 – 1518


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.


Health Insurance for Students on Vacation Summer 2014 July 11, 2014

Dear EdCC International Students,

If you are currently taking a vacation quarter for summer quarter 2014 and if you are not registered for any classes, please note that you must contact the ISS office to purchase insurance in order to keep your health coverage through the summer.

ISS strongly encourages all students to purchase insurance during vacation quarters.

To add insurance for summer, the process is simple:

  • Visit the ISS office
  • Ask about adding insurance for summer quarter
  • An ISS staff member will help you to add the insurance to your school account.
  • Once the insurance charge is added, you may make your payment at the Cashier’s Office for the $201 insurance fee.
  • The DEADLINE to add insurance and pay the $201 fee is JULY 30th


Question: Why do you need health insurance during the summer?

Answer: Health insurance can save you a lot of money! Health care is VERY expensive in the United States. For example, one trip to the emergency room can cost over $1,000.00. With student health insurance, an emergency room visit can cost you as little as $50, the plan will cover the rest of your bill.

For a complete list of benefits, answers to frequently asked questions, help finding a doctor and more information, please visit the Lewer Insurance website for EdCC students:

If you have questions please visit the ISS office. Thank you!


Get Your Travel Signature Before You Go! June 5, 2014

Before you travel home this summer:

Remember to visit the ISS office to ask for a signature on page 3 of your I-20!




Don’t wait, get your travel signature today!


10:30 am to 11:30 am (except Wed)


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri


IESL students planning to go home for summer must submit a Student Status Report form and a flight schedule copy to the ISS office.  Or, vacation (staying in the US) requests must be submitted to ISS before summer quarter begins July 2nd. To be eligible for a vacation, IESL students must complete three full time quarters (fall, winter and spring).


College students do not need to submit a Student Status Report for summer quarter. Remember to register for summer and/or fall classes! Remember that fall quarter early registration is available and tuition is not due until August 20th. Save your spot in the classes that you need!



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