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Immigration Information

The guides and checklists on this page will help you learn about important immigration processes and help you gather documents needed to apply for certain benefits. We encourage you to read our newsletter and follow ISO on Instagram @GCC_ISO for all the latest immigration workshop opportunities! As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at if you need assistance at any time.


F-1 Student Requirements

Change of Status (B-1/2 to F-1)

Change of Status (other visa types)

Optional Practical Training: Quick Guide

Optional Practical Training Application Checklist

Optional Practical Training – SEVP OPT Portal Help Hub


Reentry: An Alternative to Reinstatement

Severe Economic Hardship

STEM OPT: Quick Guide

STEM OPT Application Checklist

Transfer to Glendale Community College

Transfer from Glendale Community College

Working in the US: A Guide