The ISSS assists individuals coming to A&M-Commerce under the J-1 Exchange Visitor category with the process to receive the DS-2019, the visa process, and orientation. This can include short-term scholars, research scholars/professors, and students. For more information about J-1 Exchange Visitors click here. The Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs must approve any individuals coming to A&M-Commerce as visiting scholars or Postdoctoral or Associate Research Scientist before the DS-2019 can be issued by the ISSS.
A&M-Commerce departments that want to host a visiting scholar will need to contact the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs to discuss the process. The Dean, Provost, and President must approve the individual prior to the invitation and the letter of invitation must be issued by either the President's Office or the Provost's Office.
J-1 International Students
J-1 students go through the same admissions process as our F-1 international students. Once admitted, a J-1 student will be issued a DS-2019. For more information about the J-1 student visa click here.