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

*Only Unconditional and Probationary admits will be able to request their Form I-20/DS-2019. Conditional admits must wait until they receive unconditional admission prior to receiving an invite to the ISSS Portal. 

Current Students 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):
      • Reduce 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)