International Students

Forms and Application Procedures


Add Dependents Request Form for F-1 students [pdf]

Health Insurance Form [pdf]

Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Form for F-1 Students [pdf]

School Transfer Form [pdf]

Application Procedures

Applying for Reinstatement: An international student record in SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) can be terminated for a numbers of reasons (absent from country, the student did not resume the full course load, etc.) When a DSO terminates a record, the student must either apply for reinstatement or leave the country.

Optional Practical Training (OPT): An international student is eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training after being in full time F-1 status for one academic year. Optional Practical Training can be of two types: pre-completion Optional Practical Training and post-completion Optional Practical Training.

Employment Based on Economic Hardship: International students who have been in F-1 status for one full academic year and are experiencing economic hardship due to unforeseen events may be eligible to apply for employment authorization due to economic hardship.


International Student Services


Marina Durinova
Hawkeye Center 208
telephone (voice):
    +1 319-296-2329, ext.1590
   +1 319-296-1028
Email me

Mailing Address

Hawkeye Community College
International Student Admissions
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704-8015