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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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International Students


The Office of the Registrar helps international students with U.S, Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) procedures and regulations. Once an international student is enrolled into a BFA or MFA full-time degree program, the Designated School Official (DSO) advises students on all aspects of their immigration status during their studies. Designated School Officials assist international students in complying with up-to-date federal immigration regulations. The DSOs help international students with the following:


1. Maintaining Status

  • Mandatory Check-In process
  • SEVIS related issues and concerns
  • I-20 endorsements and reprints
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Change of Address (form AR-11)

2. International Student Employment Options

  • On-Campus
  • Practical Training
  • Optional Practical Training - OPT (form I-765)
  • Curricular Practical Training - CPT
  • Procurement of Social Security Numbers (where eligible)

3. Travel requirements

  • I-20 endorsements

4. Change-of-Status requests (form I-539)
5. Transfer to & from Otis College of Art and Design
6. Readmission Procedures
7. Reinstatement as an F-1 student.

Your Immigration Documents are:

  • SEVIS I-20

Passport

  • F-1 Visa or other valid visa
  • Form I-94

Helpful U.S. government links
 

For more information please visit our International Student page.
 

Students with questions regarding their visa status should contact Alia Saeed, (310) 846-2559, Designated School Official in the Registration Office, second floor of the Ahmanson building. Students with questions concerning International Student Employment Options should contact the Center for Creative Professions at:  ccp@otis.edu or (424) 207-2490