International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


March 23, 2018 - SEVP has launched the SEVP Portal. This allows certain students on OPT and STEM OPT to report personal and employer information directly to SEVP. For more information, please refer to IPGE's email sent March 23 and the SEVP Portal announcement and Help Section.

March 3, 2018 - The tax deadline is April 17, 2018! Please be sure to check your email for information from IPGE on how to file taxes.

February 16, 2018 - Graduating soon? Interested in OPT? Check your email for OPT workshop information.

December 4, 2017 - The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) stayed preliminary injunctions that had been issued by U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland, which allows the government to fully enforce Travel Ban 3.0 on all 8 countries. Students from these 8 countries should consult with an ISSS advisor before traveling outside the US. More information on how the ban affects citizens of specific countries can be found here.



Sacramento State’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides a wide range of services to newly admitted and continuing international (F-1 and J-1 visa) students and visiting scholars.   The office coordinates new international student orientation, provides cultural and social events that allow our students to share their national heritage and get involved, immigration and cultural adjustment advising, tax preparation assistance, and information for on- and off-campus resources.  Our mission is to ensure that all international students are supported in a manner that promotes success.  

Advising Hours - Spring 2018

  • 20 Minute Advising Appointment (Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance. Same day appointments are not available. To make an appointment, call the IPGE front desk at 916-278-6686, stop by IPGE, or email
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 12 pm (noon) 
  • Walk-In Advising Hours
    • Monday & Thursday: 9:00 am - 12 pm (noon)
    • Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • General Office Hours (submitting requests or document pick-up): Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm


Office Is Closed:

May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
July 4, 2018 Independence Day