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International Student Advising

The International Student Advisor helps exchange and international students enrolled in the BFA, Post Baccalaureate, MFA and BS programs regarding immigration regulations and academic issues. The ISA processes immigration documentation related to students' admission, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Transfer of Schools, Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Employment Authorization through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The ISA can also act as an intermediary between international and exchange students and other offices at the College, aiding in communication and guidance.

The ISA assists in facilitating plans for students interested in participating in Off-Campus Study Programs and is a liaison between MCAD and exchange schools.

International Students:
Please stop in the Morrison Building, Office 104 to see the International Student Advisor for assistance regarding the following:

  • Entering and Exiting the U.S.
  • Travel
  • Employment
  • Change of Address
  • Social Security
  • Minnesota State Identification Cards
  • OPT and CPT
  • Updating your file for passports and visas