Faculty/Staff Portal Resources

Electronic Advisor Recommendations

All faculty/staff advisor recommendations for ISSO requests are now processed electronically, including Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), Academic Training (AT), Program Extensions, and Reduced Course Load requests.

When students submit one of the above requests through the ISSO Portal, the faculty/staff advisor will receive the following email:

SUBJECT: ISSO Request for Advisor Approval


Greetings from the Brandeis International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)!

{STUDENT NAME} has initiated a(n) {REQUEST NAME} application that has been assigned to you for advisor approval. For full details on the content and status of this request, please click {STUDENT LOGIN URL} to log in and process this request.

You can review the ISSO's Faculty/Staff Resources page for more information on electronic advisor recommendations.

Please email isso@brandeis.edu with any questions.

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This email will include a unique link to the approver form for the student's request. Please click the link in the email to view the student's request, complete the questionnaire, and click "Approve" to submit.

Feel free to reach out to isso@brandeis.edu with any questions about the advisor recommendation process for international student requests.

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