Notice: College of DuPage is closed for Thanksgiving Recess from Thursday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Nov. 30. The College will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

International Student Services

The International Student Services office assists current F-1 international students with maintaining their non-immigrant student status.

The International Student Services office has two full-time staff members dedicated to serving international students: 

  • Kathy Smid, Coordinator, International Student Services/PDSO
  • Gabi Carr, International Admissions Specialist/DSO

Students who have not yet received an I-20 document for international admission to College of DuPage should contact Gabi Carr, International Admissions Specialist, at (630) 942-2979, or by email at:

International Student Admissions web site

Services provided include the following: 

  • F-1 and M-1 immigration advising
  • USCIS Application and Notification Assistance
  • Requests for Official Letters
  • Employment Assistance
  • Cross-Cultural/Personal Advising

Please use these often during your stay in the United States. Best wishes for success in your studies and a wonderful experience as an international student at College of DuPage!

Contact Information

Kathy Smid
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-3328
Fax: (630) 942-2323

Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Evening appointments are available upon request.