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Office of International Student Services


WELCOME BACK!

Our International staff is delighted to welcome you back to campus for the spring 2022 semester.  You did it!  Every semester brings you closer to your educational goals!

Student Services moving to Online Until March 7, 2022

NEW: Due to the recent surge of COVID-19, Cerritos College is modifying its operations for the start of the spring semester.

While our offices will remain physically open as planned, student services will shift to a virtual format with a return to campus date of March 7, 2022.

Don’t despair, We Are Here for You!

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Online:

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Have a question or need an appointment, Contact us at:

(562) 860-2451 Ext. 2133 or by email at oiss@cerritos.edu

https://www.cerritos.edu/international

Stay informed on campus Covid-19 updates!

Covid-19 testing requirement for entering USA

For questions on vaccinations or to schedule a student health appointment please check the Student Health Services

Online Tutoring Request Form: Online Tutoring Request Form

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things may look a little different than your last visit to the campus. The college's top priority is the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our community members. As such the college has established the following protocols:

NEW IN-PERSON PROTOCOL

What to expect when you come to the Office of International Student Services:

  • For your safety and care, we are limited in the capacity of foot traffic in the office. Therefore, children, family, and friends will not be allowed to accompany you to your appointments. 
  • All students are required to complete a symptom questionnaires and get their temperature checked at a Temperature Screening Kiosk located throughout campus. To help you get through the lines more quickly, you may answer your symptom questionnaire prior to arriving on campus through your MyCerritos portal.
  • All students and employees vaccinated or not must always wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth when they are on campus, including hallways, restrooms, etc.
  • All students and employees must maintain 6 ft of physical distancing while indoors or outdoors on campus.
  • We are reminding everyone to wash their hands and use hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of germs. Hand sanitizers are available in all buildings and offices.
  • For your convenience, Student Health Services offers COVID testing and the Moderna Vaccine by appointment only: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2321 (press option 3)

In-Person Services are currently on hold until March 7, 2022 and will be offered from 8 am - 4:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday

  • Admission Advising

Thursday

  • Academic Counseling
  • Academic Orientations
  • I-20 Extensions
  • Authorization for OPT/CPT

Wednesday & Thursday

  • Immigration Advising
  • Immigration Orientations
  • Authorize: CPT/OPT, Concurrent Enrollment, On-campus Employment
  • I-20 Signature for Travel
  • Request and Prepare Letters

Monday through Thursday

  • Appointment Request (Schedule new appointment)
  • Meeting with Prospective Students
  • Picking up Letters
  • Computer Lab
  • Study Area

Online Services offered Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm:

  • Virtual Office Hours
  • Appointment Requests (schedule new appointment)
  • Academic Counseling
  • Admission Advising
  • Immigration Advising
  • Virtual meeting with prospective students
  • Orientations
  • Workshops and Student events will be hosted online by Zoom (various times and dates)

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