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International Student and Scholar Services Office

COVID-19 News and Updates

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, ISSSO staff will be working from home to assist you, by telephone and email during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Mailing documents to our office will no longer be an option, since UH will be restricted from handling on-campus mail. If you have already sent documents in the mail, please email your documents again to

Please submit documents under 5mb if possible. It is best to use a phone app such as Cam Scanner to submit documents in PDF format.

Use email:

  • For any questions
  • To submit all applications
    • CPT/RCL/STEM OPT extension and other applications
    • OPT applications after attending the virtual OPT workshop
  • Please indicate your UH ID in your subject line
  • ISSSO staff will follow up with your inquiries with instructions

You can continue to schedule an appointment with an advisor, but all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.


Global Citizens Credential

The Global Citizens Credential (GCC) allows students to enhance their degrees with a set of core competencies that will distinguish them as global citizens. These are identified as global knowledge, global engagement, and global responsibility. Completion of GCC requirements is certified by the Office of the Provost – UH Global and the Office of the Registrar. The GCC is open to any UH undergraduate student who is not facing any disciplinary action and is in good academic standing as reflected by a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above. For more information about the program and how to register, email or visit the UH Global website.