Loyola University Chicago

International Student and Scholar Services

F-1 & J-1 Student Requests

All international student requests are processed through the ISSS Portal.

Access the ISSS Portal

How to Log In:

Newly Admitted Students* will get invited by ISSS to the portal for the first time to request an initial Form I-20/DS-2019

  • Invites are sent shortly after admission to your Loyola email account. 
    • Contact isss@luc.edu if you have not received an invite after one week of admission
  • Log into the ISSS Portal with your Campus ID to request an initial Form I-20 / DS-2019
  • ISSS will process your completed I-20 Request within 10-15 business days

*Only Unconditional and Probationary admits will be able to request their Form I-20/DS-2019. Conditional admits (that are not accepted into the ICAP program) must wait until they receive unconditional admission prior to receiving an invite to the ISSS Portal. 

Current Students with access to the ISSS Portal can log in with Campus ID in using their LID

  • Reasons for accessing the ISSS Portal:
    • Review your profile
    • Submit available requests (see examples below):
      • Reduced Course Load (RCL)
      • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
      • Shorten/Extend Program
      • Academic Training (AT)
      • Optional Practical Training (OPT) 

Graduated Students on OPT will log in using the Portal Account

  • Reasons for accessing the ISSS Portal:
    • Update your employer
    • Transfer your SEVIS record
    • Apply for the OPT STEM Extension (if applicable)