Services Provided

The International Student Services office helps F-1 students maintain their immigration status by offering the following services: 

F-1 Immigration Advising

  • Mandatory F-1 International Student Orientation (offered each term for new F-1 international students)
  • Group Information Sessions for Change of Status, Reinstatement and Practical Training (scheduled upon request)

USCIS Application and Notification Assistance


Request for Official Letters

    1. Instructions
    2. Request Form
  • Obtaining a Temporary Illinois Drivers License 
    1. Instructions
    2. Request Form

Employment Assistance

Cross-Cultural/Personal Advising

Contact Information

Kathy Smid
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-3328
Fax: (630) 942-2323

Summer Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Evening appointments are available upon request.