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Location: SLDL Office
Address: 131 E 10th Street, Claremont CA 91711
Email: international@cgu.edu
Phone: +1 909-607-0434
Summer Office Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30AM- 5:00PM
  • Fridays 8:30AM- 3:00PM

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Below are helpful websites for international students related to COVID-19.

Current Students Current Students


The SLDL Office is the only office authorized to advise students on an F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa at CGU. Students who join CGU on nonimmigrant visas other than F-1 and J-1 are supported by SLDL, however, are also referred to immigration attorneys for advice (i.e. H1-B or L-2 visas). 

For more information, email international@cgu.edu or schedule an appointment.

SEVIS: Electronic Reporting System

SEVIS is a web-based system managed by the Department of Homeland Security. It tracks information for all international students on a J-1 and F-1 visa. SEVIS generates the Form I-20 and DS-2019, and provides the SEVIS record number.

Claremont Graduate University is required to report information on "reportable events" that affect your immigrant status. These events include but are not limited to:

  • Registration/ enrollment each school term
  • Leaves of absence, suspensions, or withdrawals from CGU
  • Authorized and unauthorized drops below a "full course of study"
  • Resumption of a "full course of study" after an authorized drop
  • Employment off-campus
  • F-2 dependent information
  • U.S. residential address changes
  • Completion/ termination of studies
  • Changes in major, program of study, degree, completion date, etc.
  • School or program transfer


International Advisor

CGU is required by law to designate university officials to serve as F-1 and J-1 international advisors. These advisors are required to update the SEVIS records for all F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. F-1 advisors are called Designated School Officials (DSO). J-1 advisors are called Responsible Officers or Alternate Responsible Officers (RO/ARO). Common topics to discuss and report to your DSO or RO/ARO are the following:

  • Change of degree or program
  • Work authorization
  • Travel restrictions and endorsements
  • Program extensions
  • Adding dependents
  • Transfer SEVIS record
  • Understanding SEVIS regulations


At this time, the official DSOs and RO/AROs at CGU work in the SLDL Office. 


Additional Resources



International students who study in the United States are required to follow specific rules pertaining to their visa. F-1 students should follow regulations code 8 CFR 214.2(f) for Academic and Language Students. To review these regulations, please visit the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) website at https://www.ice.gov/sevis/schools.



The Department of State (DOS) manages the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. There are specific regulations for students and scholars who enter the United States on a J-1 visa. For more information, visit their website at https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/.



The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) manages the Study in the States website to provide resources and guidance for international students studying in the United States on an F-1 or M-1 visa. For more information, visit their website at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.

Tax Resources

Sprintax Tax Filing Resources
It's tax season and CGU current International Students learned more about filing their U.S. federal and state tax returns as well as Form 8843 through Sprintax.

International students may purchase a code to use with the Sprintax tax software for $7.95 USD. The amount will be applied to each student's account. To request a code, please submit your information to the following link: bit.ly/cgutaxcode.

Refer to the IRS website for any information on extension of payment and filing deadlines

View the recorded webinar:


CA Tax Filing Resources

The State of California Franchise Tax Board has provided a workshop for international students / foreign scholars and the information presented is available below:

Foreign Scholars Overview

2019 Nonresident Tax Forms Step-by-Step Example

Sample 2019 Form 540NR California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return Form

Sample 2019 Schedule CA (540NR) California Adjustments - Nonresidents or Part-Year Residents

CA filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020


Questions about Stimulus Payments?

Refer to information on international student eligiblity here.

View a webinar recording on the stimulus payment and Covid-19 impacts on tax compliance.  You will also find included with it:

  • Answers to the Top 10 most common questions from the session
  • Information about how Sprintax can assist with amended returns
  • Blog articles on the CARES act and its impact for nonresidents


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