Jun 16, 2024  
International Student Handbook 
International Student Handbook

ISS Forms & Guides


ISS compiled a list of forms and resources international students will need while studying in the United States (US). Please email ISS for assistance if you cannot locate a form/resource or need additional assistance.

Why are forms and signatures required?

Sometimes, managing or making changes to your academic record or student account requires interactions from a specific department, office, staff, or faculty. When facilitating these interactions, forms are required to ensure policies are understood, approvals or recommendations are obtained, expectations are met, and documentation is recorded.

A signature can represent approval given for a transaction and means a conversation took place and two or more parties reached an understanding. If a form requires a signature from a specific person or department, a meaningful conversation must occur before action is taken to comply with policies, guidelines, or regulations.  

Can I use a digital (electronic) signature? 

Yes, most forms are set up to allow digital signatures; however, some forms may require a physical “wet” signature, which will be noted. If you want to use a digital signature on forms at Florida Poly and do not have one set up, please view this document for assistance.  

Note: Forms are listed alphabetically under each category.

 New F-1 Students 

 F-1 Transfer Students

 J-1 Students

 On-Campus Employment


 Social Security Number (SSN)


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)


 Optional Practical Training (OPT)


 Current F-1 Students

Semester Checklists:


 Other Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Students