College of the Extended University

International Student Eligibility

The College of the Extended University is authorized to enroll international visa holders who are able to establish that they are maintaining their non-immigrant status with their sponsoring organizations. The College of the Extended University does not issue form I-20 or form DS-2019 and Open University students are not considered to be full time matriculated students for immigration purposes.

International students wishing to take classes through Open University must follow these steps for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Consult your academic advisor at your home campus before enrolling in a course(s) at Cal Poly Pomona.
  2. Request a letter of permission from a DSO/PDSO at the campus issuing your I-20. 
  3. Bring a copy of your current I-20 and a current concurrent enrollment/letter of permission to the Cal Poly Pomona College of the Extended University Registration office with your completed Open University petition form.  Completed petitions will not be accepted and registration will not occur until both of these documents are submitted.
  4. Students requiring proof of enrollment at Cal Poly will need to print their own unofficial transcript from their BroncoDirect Student Center.  Requests for official transcripts must be submitted through the National Student Clearinghouse.

SAMPLE

Concurrent Enrollment/Letter of Permission

 

Date

To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Student Name & Date of Birth

This Concurrent Enrollment letter is issued for the purpose of maintaining status. It permits F-1 students to enroll concurrently at Cal Poly Pomona while keeping their SEVIS record at another U. S. institution. The student must verify the course transfer eligibility with their home campus.

This letter certifies that the above named student is maintaining F-1 Visa status. The student is given permission by a DSO/PDSO at (School Name) in accordance with USCIS regulations to take additional courses through the Open University Program at Cal Poly Pomona. The student is expected to abide by all policies and rules of Cal Poly Pomona.

Should you require any additional information, please contact our office at (Phone Number).

Sincerely,

 

DSO/PDSO Name

DSO/PDSO Title

School Name

School Address

School Phone Number