In most cases, you can start working on-campus after ISSS has processed your F-1 Check-In and activated your F-1 status
- submit a check in to ISSS if you haven’t done so.CPT authorization will be needed for on-campus work if
you want to work more
than 20 hours per week during fall or spring semesters.
- You must continue to maintain your F-1 status (including full-time enrollment)
- You are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters
- During summer semester or other break periods you may work more than 20 hours per week
- To learn more about working during holidays/university break periods click on the following link.
- You will also need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) to work in the U.S. if you don’t have one already. You cannot apply for an SSN until AFTER your ISSS Check-In is complete.
Additional Requirement for Iranian Students:
Your employer needs to file a Supplemental Work Authorization Form
for Iranian Students. This form is completed by the department seeking to hire the student, not ISSS. If departments require ISSS to sign off on this form, the student should submit a copy of the form through the General ISSS Request
in the General Student Services section of the ISSS Portal
Current students can continue to work on-campus between the program start and end dates on their I-20 as long as they maintain legal F-1 status. Please note, the end date your I-20 is subject to change.Note:
Certain on-campus jobs may involve work at a location that’s not at Texas A&M. If your position requires this, talk to ISSS to see if you’re eligible to do “on-campus work” at an off-campus location