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Sponsored Student Information



Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) Students


General Information

As a SACM sponsored student, you may be required to submit letters to SACM to approve your financial guarantee and to ensure you are meeting SACM’s requirements. These letters may come from either SDSU’s Office of the Registrar or the International Student Center, and in some instances, from your Academic Department. 


If you need a letter from the International Student Center (ISC) regarding the following: scholarship extension, change of major, verification of online/hybrid courses you can request these electronically through the ISC’s Forms for International Students webpage and select the request called “ SACM Sponsored Student Request Form”.


Enrollment Verification Letters 

Students who need an official Enrollment Verification Letter may request it from the Registrar’s Office by following the instructions on their Verify Enrollment or Verify Degree webpage and completing the “Request for Enrollment Verification Form”.



 

Sponsored Students from United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar


Enrollment Verification Letters 

Students who need an official Enrollment Verification Letter may request it from the Registrar’s Office by following the instructions on their Verify Enrollment or Verify Degree webpage and completing the “Request for Enrollment Verification Form”.


If you are sponsored by another government entity such as the United Arab Emirates, Embassy of Sultanate Oman, or Embassy of the State of Qatar and need further assistance regarding a matter with your sponsorship, please contact the isc.reception@sdsu.edu with your questions and make sure to include you are a sponsored student from one of these entities.



 

Kuwaiti Government Scholarship Students


Letter to Take Classes Outside SDSU

Students who wish to take a class outside SDSU may request a letter from the International Student Center (ISC) by completing the ISC’s Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form, found on the ISC’s Forms for International Students webpage. If the letter is for the Kuwait Cultural Office, you will need to include a valid reason of why you are unable to take the class at SDSU in the request form; otherwise, the ISC will not be able to write the letter.



Letter About Class that Needs to be Retaken or Was Retaken

Students who need to retake a class or did retake a class and are directed by their Kuwait Cultural Office Advisor to obtain a letter from the ISC explaining the reason, may request this letter by completing the ISC’s Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form, found on the ISC’s Forms for International Students webpage.



Verification of Enrollment

Students who need a Verification of Enrollment may request it from the Registrar’s Office by following the instructions on their Verify Enrollment or Verify Degree webpage and completing the “Request for Enrollment Verification Form”.



Verification of Non-Traditional Courses (formerly the Online Course Audit)

Students who need a completed Verification of Non-Traditional Courses (VONTC, formerly known as the Online Course Audit) may request this form by completing the ISC’s Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form, found on the ISC’s Forms for International Students webpage


Please note the following exception: Students who are enrolled at SDSU in Fall 2021 are required to have the VONTC sent from SDSU to their Kuwait Cultural Office (KCO) Advisor by October 1. However, these students will not need to complete the ISC’s Request Form, as the ISC obtains a list from KCO and will automatically send your Verification of Non-Traditional Courses to your KCO Advisor by October 1. If after October 2 your KCO Advisor has not received your VONTC, please complete the ISC’s Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form.



Study Plans


General Information for All Majors

When completing your Study Plan:

 

  • Download this editable Study Plan PDF and use it to complete your Study Plan.
  • At the top of page 1 write your: name, Kuwait Cultural Office ID#, SDSU Red ID#, major, the school name, Prospective Date of Graduation, and the Total Number of Credits Required to earn your degree
  • Under Projected Course of Study, start with the current semester/term of enrollment and the list the classes you are enrolled in for this semester/term. You do not need to include courses taken in past semesters/terms. List all semesters/terms that you will study in Add the course number and the number of units for each course that you plan to take in that semester/term. Include courses that you are enrolled in or will enroll in at other schools under the appropriate term, and add a note next to the course that you plan to take it outside SDSU. If you have a course that you took outside SDSU and has not been added to your Degree Evaluation yet, be sure to include that course, the term that you took it in, and the school that you took it in, with a note that the transfer credit for that course is pending.
  • When completing the Study Plan, you will need your entire Degree Evaluation. The "Printer-Friendly" version is easily saved as a PDF after you access it.
  • If you need help understanding the Degree Evaluation to know which classes you need to add to your Study Plan and which terms to add them to, you can do the following:
  • After your Study Plan is signed, an ISC staff will email the signed Study Plan to your Kuwait Cultural Office Advisor and copy you on the email so you know it’s been sent.

How to Submit a Study Plan for Signature

Students should first complete their Study Plan and then upload it, along with a PDF of their entire Degree Evaluation, to the ISC's Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form (found on the ISC's Forms for International Students webpage).

 

Additional Information for Engineering Majors

The Center for Student Success in Engineering will host three workshops in September via Zoom to help you learn about the different advising tools available and how to understand your Degree Evaluation. Attending one of these workshops will help you plan your courses for Spring 2022 and future semesters, as well as provide information to those who are required to complete a Study Plan. Click here for more information about these workshops.

 


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