Health Insurance is very important because of the high cost of medical care in the United States. Dowling requires International Students to have insurance arranged by the college. When you arrive we will send your name to the insurance company so you will be covered by September 1. The cost of this insurance will be billed directly to your student account. We will give you details of this insurance at the International Students Orientation shortly after classes begin. Please be sure you come to the orientation to get this information.
It is suggested that any written correspondence with USCIS (re-in statement, OPT, etc.) be mailed “Registered Mail, Return Receipt” through the U.S. Postal Service to ensure that your mail will arrive safely and to prove receipt of your package.
Literature regarding Travel and Re-entry, Changing Status and Visa Renewal are available at International Student Services.
*Every effort has been made to give you accurate and up-to-date information regarding F-1 status, however, it is your responsibility to stay informed and maintain lawful F-1 status. Please make it a point to stay in contact with International Student Services, to keep yourself informed of any changes in immigration law or policy. This information is just a brief summary of the most important and most commonly violated regulations. Never hesitate to contact our office if you have questions, we are always here to help you, 631.244.5097.