Wilkes University

Current International Students

Handbook - International Student Handbook Fall 2016 (.pdf) 

For information about:

  • maintaining F-1 Student status (page 4 on link above)
  • Obtaining a Social Security number or Drivers License (Instructions for this can be found starting on page 31 in the link above)
  • Working on campus (page 21 on link above)
  • And other important information please refer to your International Student Handbook given to you at orientation, also viewable through the link above.

If you have entered the U.S. after 5/20/2013 then in place of the I-94 card you have received previously you will now receive an admission stamp in your passport. This stamp DOES NOT serve as your new I-94, however, you can use this to retrieve you admission number. It is now YOUR responsibility to go online and print out your I-94.

  • Go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
  • Located in the middle at the top of the page or in the middle box located towards the bottom of the page select "GET MOST RECENT I-94".
  • A pop-up window will appear, select "CONSENT AND CONTINUE"
  •  Complete the form, and select "NEXT" to retrieve your new I-94.
  • Print the I-94 and bring it to the International Student Services Office

If you have any questions about this please feel free to stop in and ask us.

You will need to do this every time you leave and re-enter the U.S.

For an Official Transcript:
Requesting an official transcript is possible to do online, however if you have a Hold on your account then you will not  be able to order a transcript via the portal. If you do not have a Hold on your account:

  • Log into the portal
  • Go to the Student Services tab
  • scroll down to the My Transcripts section
  • Click on the link that says “Request an Official Transcript”

If you have a Hold, but do not have a past due balance or owe for items your embassy doesn't pay for (meal plans, parking tickets, etc.) you will be able to request a transcript by filling out the paper Transcript Request Form. When the form is complete you may turn it in to the front desk of the Registrar’s office on the 1st floor of Capin Hall. After we have received your form a Transcript will be available in 2-3 business days. 

For an Unofficial Transcript:

  • Log into the portal
  • Go to the Student Services tab
  • Scroll down to the My Transcripts Section
  • Click on the link that says "View/Print Unofficial Transcript"

You can also request in person by going to the Registrar’s office on the 1st floor of Capin Hall.

To request a letter(s) come to the Center for Global Education and fill out a Letter Request form.

After we receive the request form your letter(s) will then be completed within2-3 business days or 3-4 business days if requesting a letter for online classes.

In order to get a letter stating you are enrolled at Wilkes University, or an Enrollment Verification statement there are two methods.

If you have a Social Security Number you may use the Self-Service Enrollment Verification via the portal. To do this you will need to:

  • Log in to the Portal
  • Click on the Student Services Tab
  • Scroll to the My Records section
  • Click on the link “Free Student Self-Service Enrollment Verification”

If you Do Not have a Social Security Number you must complete the Enrollment Verification Request Form. You can find this form HERE. After completing this form you may hand it in to the front desk of the Registrar’s office on the 1st floor of Capin Hall. You will receive your enrollment verification in 2-3 business days. 

Before adding or dropping a course be sure to consult BOTH your International Student Adviser and Academic Adviser to make sure it is alright to do so. After consulting with both advisers you may add/drop courses.

If you would like to add/drop prior to the Sunday before classes begin you can:

  • Log into the Portal
  • Click on the Student Services Tab
  • Click on the “ADD/DROP” link in the My Registration section.

If you would like to add/drop after classes begin you will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork such as the following:

  • To add a course you need to fill out this form and receive a signature from your academic adviser and the instructor of the course you wish to add.
  • To drop a course you need to fill out this form and receive a signature from your academic adviser and the instructor of the course you would like to drop.
  • If you need to drop a course after the 10th week of the semester you will need to fill out this withdrawal form
After the forms have been completed and all necessary signatures and permissions have been given you will need to go to the front desk of the Registrar’s office on the 1st floor of Capin Hall to submit the form.

ISS holds a workshop every Fall and Spring Semester. Here we can guide upcoming graduates interested in participating in OPT on the procedures they will need to take in order to apply.
For further information about OPT ask your International Student Advisor or refer to these links:

  • OPT Info Sheet
  • OPT Directions
  • Questions and Answers: Extension of Optional Practical Training Program for Qualified Students

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