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International Programs and Services is proud to provide services to international students and scholars from a variety of countries including, but not limited to: Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, India, Libya, Mexico, Spain, Tanzania and Vietnam. IPS provides immigration advising services for students and scholars, but can also provide students general assistance in navigating American higher education culture. International students have numerous reporting requirements, and we encourage you to navigate the information on the side for important forms and information. For questions or concerns, please contact ips@ben.edu or 630-829-6342.

2016-2017 International Student Registration Deadlines

International students studying under and F or J visa must be registered for each academic term. For undergraduate, graduate semester and students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) this process occurs each semester. For graduate students pursuing a degree on the quarter system this occurs each quarter. Some students have the misconception that International Programs and Services (IPS) must only register you in SEVIS when you arrive for your first term, but immigration regulations require that students are registered each term.

All international students are required to be registered within 30 days of the term start.

Students who are not registered will be in violation of their status.

                                                                                                                                                           

  In order to be registered in SEVIS international students must:

1.)    Submit a term check-in-form EACH TERM. This can be found here: http://www.ben.edu/international-programs-and-services/upload/Term-Check-in-Form-2016-2017.pdf and this must be submitted by the Friday of the first week of classes in Goodwin 320 or e-mailed to ips@ben.edu.  They must also be turned in with a copy of your course schedule.   

2.)    Students taking a vacation term can submit the same form completing the "Vacation Term Declaration" section. It is recommended you submit a copy of your transcripts so we can confirm you are eligible for a vacation term.

3.)    If you are requesting IPS authorize a reduced course-load in SEVIS please submit this form: http://www.ben.edu/international-programs-and-services/upload/RCL-Request.pdf in addition to the term check-in form.

                                                                                                                                               

Important Dates 16-17 Academic Year:

-Fall 2016semester program term start: August 29th        -Check-in Form due: September 2nd

-Fall 2016 quarter program term start: October 3rd          -Check-in Forms due: October 7th

-Winter 2017 quarter program start: January 9th              - Check-in Forms due: January 13th

-Spring 2017 semester program start: January 17th        - Check-in Forms due: January 20th

-Spring 2017 quarter program start: March 27th              - Check-in Form due: March 31st

-Summer 2017 quarter program start: June 12th             - Check-in Form due: June 16th

 
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