F1 Students

This section covers the regulations and requirements for F-1 students and F-2 dependents to maintain status. If you have further questions about F-1 or F-2 status please contact an International Student Advisor.


Report OPT:

F-1 students on an approved period of OPT are required to report changes to personal and employment information to the ISS Office within 10 days of any change. It is the student's responsibility to provide ISS with the required information so we can update SEVIS. To report a change in your employment information please fill out and submit an online OPT report by logging in to isslink.uark.edu and selecting the F-1 Practical Training tab, Optional Practical Training, and then Report OPT.  If you need to report a change in your living address or phone number, update these through UAConnect.  Once you submit this information, you have completed your reporting requirement.  An International Student Advisor will update the information in your SEVIS record within our required reporting period and will email you once your report is processed. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for the report to be processed by an advisor.

If you have questions about filling out the form please contact an International Student Advisor through online chat.