Review the below important information on:
- ISS End of Semester Schedule
- International Travel Restrictions on Electronic Devices
- Connecting with ISS
- Filing for Graduation
Travel Restrictions on Electronic Devices for 10 International Airports
The US Department of Homeland Security has implemented a Travel Ban on certain electronic devices for 10 international airports.
Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Based on this information, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Transportation Security Administration Acting Administrator Huban Gowadia have determined it is necessary to enhance security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.
Connecting with ISS
Please be sure to stay in touch with International Student Services either on Facebook (FDU ISS) or on the ISS news page
ISS FDU Facebook
Filing For Graduation
Please be aware that you must file for graduation in order to be considered as a graduate of your academic program. If you do not file for graduation you will not receive a diploma and you will not have completed your degree.
Graduation Ceremony happens in May 2017 - The Graduation Ceremony Does Not Equal Completion of Degree.
Completion of your academic program - filing for graduation - and confirmation of program completion by Enrollment Services and your academic depart = Degree completion and graduation
For students who graduate this semester or in the winter session you will receive your diploma in late February or early March 2017.
Filing for Graduation
Filing for gradation is the responsibility of the individual student. This is the first step in the process to confirm your degree completion by the university, and eventually have your diploma issued.
If you are in the final semester of your program, or you will be finishing your program in the winter session or in Spring 2017 semester, you must File for Graduation through Webadvisor. This process will allow Enrollment Services and your Academic Department to review your eligibility for your degree completion. If you do not file for graduation you will not officially complete your degree or receive a diploma.
You must visit the following website to review the process to file your graduation http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2816
Enrollment Services will review your are eligible to graduate by communicating with your Academic Department
You will receive a notification via mail stating either your are completing your program or you have additional credits remaining.
This notification will only be sent via mail, so you must have your mailing address up to date with ISS. To update your address with ISS you may complete the Address form located in the ISS office.
****Proof of degree completion is required in many instances for international students. For example – proof to an employer you have a earned a degree, applying for OPT STEM Extension, Government requirements.*****
Graduation Ceremony – May 2017
In addition, by filing for graduation you will also be able to attend the graduation ceremony in May 2017. Additional information on the ceremony will be posted on the FDU webpage in the early part of Spring 2017 semester.
ISS will also post this information on the ISS FDU Facebook page, ISS News, and via email to enrolled Spring semester students. If you are completing your program this December or January please be sure to check either ISS FDU Facebook or ISS News for more information in the middle of February.
ISS FDU Facebook https://www.facebook.com/iss.fdu/
- Your first and last name
- FDU ID number
- Names and relationships of guests (Please limit your guest number to 3 people)