Kean's Center for International Studies provides opportunities to foreign students interested in earning collage credits, while visiting the states. We believe that the best way to enrich our community is not only by sending our students abroad, but also enabling those of foreign countries wishing to study in the US. All non immigrant visa holders ( this includes F's, J's and H's) regardless of NJ residency are charged out of state tuition and fees. To view a list of the fees please visit Tuition and Fees
Prospective F-1 Students
Select a category that describes your academic standing. Each contains steps that references to specific forms and procedures you will need to take. Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide . All forms can be found here:
Freshman | Transfer | Graduate
Current F-1 Students
Change of Status
F1 and J1 Student Support
Maintaining F-1 status
Scholarships and International Loans
Optional Practical Training
Current Student Forms
OPT and CPT
Each semester the CIS office hosts information sessions on OPT and CPT programs. The document below is a copy of the Spring 2018 session to help prepare you for any questions you may have between sessions. Always sign-up for an appointment when preparing your OPT/CPT paperwork. Sessions typically last at least 30 minutes. Be sure to leave enough time to complete all of the necessay paperwork. You should arrive to the CIS office with copies of all of the documents you will need for your application. The CIS office cannot make the copies for you. Email CIS@kean.edu to set up your OPT/CPT appointment.
Curriculum Practical Training Forms
Take a look at the links in the overview PDF to understand what additional documents you will need to bring to CIS for CPT.
To qualify for CPT it must be directly related to your major. Please review the entire CPT/OPT Overview Presentation.
Curriculum Practical Training
Optional Practical Training Forms
Take a look at the links in the overview PDF to understand what additional documents you will need to bring with you to your OPT meeting.
Advisor OPT Authorization
OPT Employment Verification Form (This is moving to an online platform within SEVIS. OPT Extension has already launched online for STEM)
OPT Application Package
If you are a student please refer to the "Student" to get started. If you are a researcher and/or professor please refer to the "Scholar" to get started.
Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide.
If you are interested in becoming an international scholar please review the scholar application requirements needed prior to obtaining an application for a DS-2019.