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COVID-19 F-1 Visa Status Maintenance

The Fall 2020 Semester will begin on August 24 with in person, online, and hybrid options. You may enroll in a combination of classes [in-person/hybrid and online]. You will maintain F-1 status, as long as you are a full-time student. Please note, although international students are required to enroll in face-to-face classes, new U.S. federal government guidance allows an exception as part of COVID-19 relief. Therefore, your immigration status will not be impacted. For more information about status maintenance amid COVID-19 please refer to FAQ below:

ISS staff is working remotely and will continue to provide essential services, listed below. Advising will be available via Skype and Zoom, during normal advising hours as scheduled below. We will respond to your emails and process all essential paperwork.

The protocol for creating a request remains the same as before. Just log in to ISS Connect. For travel signatures, you can ONLY create a travel signature request 30 days before your expected return date.


Schedule an Appointment

International Students & Scholars staff members are available to answer questions regarding immigration regulations from processing paperwork necessary for travel to employment authorizations. We are here to support you during your stay in the U.S. Advisors are available for walk-ins and appointments during the times listed below. To schedule an appointment, go to ISS Connect.

In our efforts to assist you in easily navigating useful information across different Pace departments, we have created a one-stop shop navigator for you. Explore the International Student Navigator website in the event you have questions about non-visa related matters, such as academics, housing, health services, tuition and billing, and the like.


Skype/Zoom Appointment Times During ISS Remote Operations - Fall Semester

Mondays

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments
Hannah Thomas

Tuesdays

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointments
Mira Krasnov

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
J-1 Student Appointments
Melba Benitez

Wednesdays

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments
Ana Belzunce

Thursdays

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointments
Hannah Thomas

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Appointments via Skype for OPT holders
Sabrina Spanier


Scheduling Skype/Zoom Appointments

How to schedule your Skype/Zoom Appointment via ISS Connect

  • Select an advisor’s name to view appointment times
  • Click on “Request an appointment or information”
  • Click on “Click to Request An Appointment” to select an available time slot
  • Provide the reason for appointment in the Message box and whether you will be using Skype or Zoom
  • Provide your user name for Skype; if you select Zoom, advisor will send you a link
  • You must click “Send” to schedule your appointment

How to download Skype for Business (for students using Pace credentials only)

  • On your Tablet or Smart Phone – The APP is FREE!
  • On your Desktop Computer or Laptop for Windows or MacOS. Skype for Business is included with Microsoft Office. Registered students may download Skype.
  • Please be logged into Skype (using Pace credentials) on time for your appointment. The advisor will contact you at your scheduled appointment time.

Staff Contact Information

New York City Campus
163 William St., 16th Floor
Phone: (212) 346-1368

Pleasantville Campus
Kessel Student Center, 212
Phone: (212) 346-1368

Law School Campus
Preston Hall, Room 317

Mira Krasnov
Director
Email: mkrasnov@pace.edu

Melba Benitez
Assistant Director
Email: mbenitez@pace.edu

Sabrina Spanier
International Student Systems Administrator
Email: sspanier@pace.edu

Hannah Thomas
International Student Advisor
Email: hthomas@pace.edu

Ana Belzunce
International Student Advisor
Email: abelzunce@pace.edu