Need to submit a reduced course load, curricular practical training, or other request to ISSO? CyStart is our online portal for electronic requests. If you have problems or questions regarding CyStart, please email

I-9 Schedule

You must complete Form I-9 on or before your first day of work. Learn more about how to complete the Form I-9 on the Form I-9 Process FAQ

Practical Training

Before applying for CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, F-1 students can review the online, mandatory workshops: CPT WorkshopOPT Workshop, and OPT Extension Workshop.

New Scholar Check-in

  • Unpaid Scholars (includes scholars on a stipend or per diem).
  • Paid Scholars (on the ISU payroll)

* If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you will be asked to reschedule for the next available session.