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OISS Forms

In order to help facilitate obtaining the services that you need from the Office of International Students and Scholars, we are pleased to offer part of the process online. For all of the forms please read the instructions, download the form, and bring it to The Thea Bowman House on 72 College Road (or email to along with the required supporting documentation.

PRE Completion OPT Application Form
Read the enclosed instructions and use this  form to apply for PRE- completion Optional Practical Training

Post OPT Application FormPDF File
Read the enclosed instructions use this form to apply for Post-completion Optional Practical Training.

CPT Application FormPDF File
Read the enclosed instructions and use this form OISS form to apply for Curricular Practical Training.

Statement Concerning F-1 Student’s Application for a Social Security Number PDF File
(Boston College Official use only
BC offices hiring international students must complete this form form on department letterhead in order for international students to apply for a Social Security Number. If you have any questions concerning this form please contact us at 617.552.8005 or

Required Post-OPT Employer and Address Reporting Form
During your POST-completion OPT period ALL students on OPT are required by law to report their address and employment information to the OISS  within 10 days of any change. Failure to report an employer (or your departure or change of status) within 90 days of your OPT approved start date will result in termination of your F-1 status!