Current International Students
July 6 ICE announcement requiring in-person classes for international students for fall 2020.
OC will offer in-person instruction for all graduate and undergraduate classes for fall 2020. International students are welcome here!
- You can see a listing of on-campus student job positions here.
- On-campus recruitment is based on the business needs of the department, school or college. You should check for updates every now and then.
In case you did not know, F-1 international students are not allowed to work off-campus. However, there are plenty of on-campus jobs for which you may apply. These jobs include working at the front desk in residence halls, serving in the Cafeteria or being a student worker for a department, as well as many other opportunities. If you are interested in getting a job, visit myOC and click the myServices link.
Social Security Number
Students holding F-1 and J-1 status who are employed in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number.
How to Apply for a Social Security Number
The only way to get a SSN is to get an on-campus job (you can see campus jobs listing here). After you are hired, you will need to stop by our office to get an employment letter. Then you will take that letter to your supervisor to fill out. Then you will return the letter to our office. You will need a social security number if you plan on getting paid from your job through a bank account, and some car dealerships also require one.
In order to issue a Social Security Number, the Social Security Administration requires evidence that you are eligible to work in the U.S., that you are a full-time student and that you have received a formal offer for on-campus employment or have been authorized for off-campus employment through Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training or Academic Training. The Social Security Administration must also verify your immigration documents and status with Immigration before issuing the Social Security number. Note that new students may not apply for an SSN earlier than 10 business days after arriving in the U.S.
You may want to obtain a driver's license while you are here. Click here to go to the state of Oklahoma's license information page, and it should answer all of your questions about where you can take the written and driving test, what time you need to be there and what the required documents are.
The Office of International Programs partners with the Business Department to assist you with filing for taxes.
- ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS that were in America at any point during the previous year have to file Form 8843 regardless of whether or not you worked. This form declares to the United States government that you are: an international student, in good standing and how many days you were in the country. You can complete this form on your own, or at one of the tax help sessions scheduled by the International Office. We will give you an envelope with a label; you must pay for your own stamp.
- STUDENTS THAT WORKED in the previous year must ALSO file Form 1040NR for federal taxes, and Form 511 for state taxes. You can complete these forms at one of the tax help sessions. We will give you envelopes with labels; you must pay for your own stamps.