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Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, 2002- 2006 International Recruiting Compliance Educational Session Coaches and Appropriate Staff February 23, 2011.

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1 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Recruiting Compliance Educational Session Coaches and Appropriate Staff February 23, 2011

2 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Recruiting Agenda: Amateurism and the NCAA Eligibility Center JT Bruett – Athletic Compliance Office International Admissions Issues Paula Brugge – Office of Admissions ISSS Update & Obtaining an International Tax ID Number Jim Praska – Athletic Compliance Office

3 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Topics in International Recruiting Eligibility Center issues U of M Amateurism process Graduating with HS class Delayed collegiate enrollment Leaving exams

4 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, NCAA Eligibility Center Certifies both domestic and international prospects: - $65 for domestic prospects - $95 for international prospects - Includes all prospects enrolling for the first time in a 4- year institution - DIII transfers must also complete amateurism portion

5 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, U of M Amateurism Process U of M amateurism process: Complete NCAA Amateurism questionnaire. Prior to arrival on-campus or during interview process with Compliance. Compliance will research background of each international student- athlete that enrolls at the U of M. Review of NCAA amateurism questionnaire Review of NCAA Eligibility Center information Review of “gap” time activities

6 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Graduation with HS class A prospect must complete core course requirements no later than the HS graduation date of their class, determined by the first year of enrollment in HS (9 th grade) or the international equivalent. One core course after HS graduation Students with a diagnosed learning disability May use up to three courses after HS graduation

7 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Delayed Collegiate Enrollment Effective August 1, 2011, all sports except M. Hockey: Prospects have one year after HS graduation to enroll full-time at a collegiate institution ( 1-year grace period) If a prospect competes outside the 1-year grace period and prior to full-time collegiate enrollment they, upon matriculation at a Div. I institution, will: Lose one season of competition for every year of competition outside the 1-year grace period and; Be required to sit one-year in residence before being eligible to compete

8 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Delayed Collegiate Enrollment Effective August 1, 2012, Tennis only: Prospects have a six month period after HS graduation to enroll full-time at a collegiate institution (grace period) If a prospect competes outside the 6-month grace period and prior to full-time collegiate enrollment they, upon matriculation at a Div. I institution, will: Lose one season of competition for every year of competition outside the 6-month grace period and; Be required to sit one-year in residence before being eligible to compete

9 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Involvement with Pro Teams See Handout

10 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission International Admissions Process

11 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission International Student Numbers Preliminary Admissions Review Form Guide To International Standards Preliminary Documentation Admission Application

12 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Numbers The U of M enrolled a record number of international students for fall Fall 2011 applications are running almost 47% ahead of fall Large increases in applications continue to come from China.

13 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Preliminary Admissions Review Form All International Students need to be reviewed Include copies of any academic documents and test results Include dates of attendance and major desired

14 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Guide To International Standards The documents listed in the guide are almost always the same documents that the Office of Admissions will request. In addition to the graduation document, admissions needs transcripts for the last four years of secondary school

15 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission The Office of Admissions will give our estimate of admissibility based on preliminary documents. In some cases, the final certificates or examinations must be obtained before an admissions evaluation can be completed. Preliminary Review

16 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission International student application form at: $55 application fee TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB and ACT or SAT test scores High school transcripts (Official transcripts and certified English translations if the transcripts are not issued in English) After admission: Financial certification form – required from admitted students only, not part of the application process. Web- based form, or paper form

17 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Required Scores for Full Proficiency: TOEFL:550 paper, 213 computer, 79 Internet MELAB:80 IELTS:6.5 The following can be used in place of the TOEFL: SAT verbal/Critical Reading: 430 or higher ACT English & Reading: 18 or higher on both

18 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Requirements prior to sending the I-20: NCAA Clearinghouse Qualifier Status obtained (if a freshman) or transfer eligibility certified Admitted Financial Certification Statement Released from prior school if in the U.S.

19 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Financial Certification Statement $32,762 for Fall 2011 A full athletic scholarship will cover most, but not all of the expenses. Students will need to indicate that they have approximately $4,300 of additional funds. _____________________ Reminder that Non-Resident tuition (beginning Fall 2008) is resident tuition plus $4,000 per year.

20 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission I-20 Issuance Procedure: Student is admitted and confirms enrollment (fee deferred) Student submits Financial Certification Statement I-20 is generated I-20 available in three days Admissions or ISSS notifies the counselor that the I-20 is available

21 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission I-20 Issuance Procedure (cont.): I-20’s for students transferring between institutions within the U.S. are only available after the previous school releases the student (the last day of school). Please make sure that Admissions has the proper address for the prospect so that the I-20 is sent to the right place!

22 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission When prospect receives the I-20 they must: Pay SEVIS fee (https://www.fmjfee.com/index.jhtml)https://www.fmjfee.com/index.jhtml Meet with the U.S. Consulate Office in their country – this usually requires an advance appointment. Show the Consulate proof of funds listed on their Financial Certification Statement. Student visa status is stamped on their passport.

23 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Arrival in the United States: The I-20 has an entrance date of the first day of welcome week for freshman (first day of school for transfers). The student must arrive in the country on or before the entrance date listed on the I-20, but should plan to arrive 3 weeks prior to the start of classes.

24 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS: The student visa stamp in their passport, along with the I-20 is the proof they use to enter the country. One of the first things an international student should do upon arriving on campus is report to the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS)

25 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student Admission Overview of International Student Admission

26 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Student-Athletes Arrival to Campus

27 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Arrival in the U.S. and at UMN ISSS - What do they do for students? ISSS and the Federal Government Immigration Regulations What is “employment”? Taxes International Student-Athletes Topics:

28 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Arrival at UMN Report to ISSS for document check (hold release, reporting to SEVIS) Purpose: To make sure that all documents are in order ISSS must report in SEVIS that student reported to campus, current address where student lives (“mailing address”)

29 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Arrival at UMN, cont. Attend International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) Purpose: To educate international students regarding visa regulations, how to maintain their legal status To educate students about their responsibilities Provide information about adjustment to US culture and higher education system

30 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, ISSS: What do we do for students? Counseling and Advising Personal and Academic Counseling Cross-Cultural Adjustment Academic support US higher education system Immigration Documents and Advising

31 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, ISSS: What do we do for students? Programs Career Workshops (interview skills, resume critique, visa options after graduation…) Small World Coffee Hour Culture Corps Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups Toward Success in the U.S. workshops Training for Global Understanding (UMN staff, faculty, students)

32 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, ISSS & the Federal Government SEVIS: Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Report within 21 days the following information: Student’s failure to maintain legal status or failure to complete academic program. Change of address or legal name or finances Student’s graduation Disciplinary action taken by the school as the result of conviction of a crime Any other changes: degree objective, major, visa status, gender

33 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, ISSS and the Federal Government: Record Keeping Requirements Name Date and Place of Birth Citizenship Address Enrollment Status Degree Program and Field of Study Employment Recommendations Termination Date and Reason Credits completed each term Photocopy of student’s I-20 Update employment and address information after graduation

34 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Immigration Regulations: Students and the Federal Government Student is responsible for maintaining legal status: valid passport make normal progress in degree program report to ISSS any changes file timely requests for extension, benefits, transfers adhere to employment regulations obey state and federal laws depart from US in timely manner

35 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Employment Options for International Students On campus employment: Typically approved; SA’s should still check with ISSS before obtaining employment. Off-campus employment: Must be authorized by ISSS Must be related to student’s major field of study (= practical training)

36 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, International Tax ID Number (ITIN)  If tax treaty exists, then apply for an International Tax ID Number (ITIN) by completing tax form W-7. When ITIN arrives, bring to Jim Praska and complete W-8BEN to claim tax treaty benefits through Payroll.  Room and board aid will not be paid until an ITIN is obtained in order to prevent aid from initially being taxed.

37 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Room and Board Scholarship Tax  If no tax treaty exists, room and board aid is taxed at 14%.  Form 1042S mailed from U of MN Payroll Office in January listing the taxed amount for the previous calendar year. Sent to SA’s permanent address as of December 31.  Form 1042S will be used to file a tax return (1040NR).

38 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Room and Board Scholarship Tax  ISSS sponsors tax preparation workshops in February through April 15.  ITIN numbers can be requested at the same time as filing a tax return for SA’s without a tax treaty with their home country.

39 Twin Cities Campus Freshman Applicants, Questions?


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