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Location: SLDL Office
Address: 131 E 10th Street, Claremont CA 91711
Phone: +1 909-607-0434
Summer Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM- 3:00 PM

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 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



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



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



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