An authorized early withdrawal allows you to leave the U.S. to take a break from studies. If you resume classes at Temple within five months of your last day of classes we may be able to reactivate your current SEVIS record so you can use the same I-20 to return to the U.S. If you do not resume classes within five months, you must apply for a new I-20 (a new SEVIS record) and pay a new SEVIS fee before returning to the U.S. 

If you are not registering for an upcoming semester or session, you must submit this request before the semester or session begins. Otherwise, your SEVIS record may not be reactivated.

If this is your first time completing an ISSS application, click on “apply now” in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Log in with your AccessNet by clicking on “continue with AccessNet”. Do not select any of the other options. It makes it difficult for ISSS to find your application in the system.

If this is your first time completing an application in this portal, review the information under on the first page. You will have to review and initial the information under “Privacy Policies”. Then click “continue to checkout”. You will then complete the application. You will only have to acknowledge the privacy policies on your first log in.

If you are returning to complete your application or to check on the status of your application click on "Student Portal" on the left and select "My Applications" from the drop-down menu.  You will be able to continue and submit your application. Each page you successfully complete will have a green check mark at the top. Please avoid creating duplicate applications by carefully completing each page.
If you do not receive an email from confirming that your application has been submitted, ISSS has not received it. 

You will receive an e-mail from when your request is  completed