As of 7/18/2016, the Office of International Programs will now be charging $75 for the processing of any OPT application (including the STEM extension application).  The fee can be paid here.  Please contact Justin Ball at jball@SHSU for the authorization code or if you have any questions.   


Please click here for the OPT Powerpoint Presentation
Please click here for the OPT Instructions.  
Checklist for OPT application 
Checklist for STEM OPT extension Application
Please contact Justin Ball at jball@shsu.edu or 936-294-4607 for more information or with questions you
may have.  

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is responsible for all international students and scholars once they arrive at Sam Houston State University. We are glad to assist each department here at SHSU in bringing international students, visiting scholars/researchers and international faculty members to our campus.    

International students and scholars that have questions regarding their time here at SHSU can always visit us in OIP, we are located in the Farrington Building, room 116.  You can send us an email at oip@shsu.edu or call us at (936) 294-4737.   

OIP provides information on most immigration issues and concerns for all international students and scholars here at SHSU.  We are glad to help with other issues such as cultural adjustment, language barrier, financial problems, and health related matters during your time at SHSU.  OIP offer several events during the year for all international students and scholars at SHSU. 


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Contact Information
dana Dana Van De Walker
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator
 d.vandewalker@shsu.edu   936.294.2746  F116 D
Justin Ball Justin Ball
Interim Director of International Programs
 jball@shsu.edu   936.294.4607  F116 c


International Student Advisor



Office of International Programs

Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340

Phone: 936-294-4737