When you came into the U.S. or transferred to CRC, you received a SEVIS I-20. This SEVIS I-20 is essentially your contract with the U.S. Your paper SEVIS I-20 is connected to an electronic record in SEVIS. SEVIS is an internet-based system that maintains accurate and current information on our international students and their dependents. CRC sends electronic information to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. The information that is sent includes: personal information; program information; addresses in home country and U.S.; registration of classes; and changes in any program information. You should think of your SEVIS record as live information. Every semester, CRC must report to SEVIS your registration and current address information.
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO READ YOUR I-20 CAREFULLY!
You are responsible for maintaining your own status. As an international student you must follow F-1 student regulations. These regulations were created by the U.S. Government. They were not created by Cosumnes River College.
There is an program end date on your SEVIS I-20. If you need to continue at CRC beyond that date, then please make an appointment to meet with an International Student Advisor at (916)691-7423. If you don't extend your SEVIS I-20 by that date, you will not be able to extend it.
If you leave the U.S. before the end date on your I-20, please contact an International Student Advisor immediately at (916)691-7423. CRC will need to report to SEVIS that you've stopped your program and departed the U.S. If you do not inform CRC of your departure, the school will need to terminate your SEVIS I-20 for failure to enroll and maintain status.
The majority of our students transfer to a UC or CSU school to finish their academic program. The immigration process for this is fairly simple. You should first determine if you are accepted at the school of your choice.
After you've been accepted to another school, inform CRC International Student Advising of your decision to transfer. There may be a transfer form that you will have to fill out for the other school.
International students have limited part-time and full-time employment opportunities. Work authorization is always required prior to employment.
On-campus employment (Paid by CRC) is 20 hours or less per week. Full time employment is available in the summer.
Three types of off-campus employment:
There are a number of immigration documents that you need to keep safe and pay attention.
Passport: You are required to have a valid passport while you are in the U.S. If your passport has an expiration date in six months, you should contact your embassy to follow the procedures for an extension.
I-94 Card: When you traveled into the U.S., you filled out a small white card: I-94 Departure Record. At the Port of Entry, the officer admitted you to the U.S. for "duration of status" which is defined as:
The I-94 card verifies your status in the U.S., so this is an extremely important document.
SEVIS I-20: this documents was issued by CRC and allows you to attend as an international student.