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International Student Services

  • Health Insurance Information
  • Optional Practical Training
  • Jobs on Campus
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security Cards
  • Taxes
  • Transfer after Snow College
Health Insurance

All international students attending Snow College are required to have health insurance.  Because of the cost of medical issues and emergencies, students need a quality health insurance policy. Snow College will assist students in purchasing a policy. For more details on the policy we offer, see https://www.lewermark.com/school-search/

Work Options

International students should focus on their academics while studying at Snow College. If you choose to find a job, please be aware that your visa requires that you work on-campus only. This means your paycheck must come from Snow College. International students are welcome to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the semester. 

To find a job students are encouraged to work with the Career Center. Registered students have a job seeker account waiting for them at snow.joinhandshake.com – Just login with your firstname.lastname username and password to view and apply for jobs.

After you have studies for one academic year, you may be eligible to work off-campus but only in your field of study/major. There are two options:

  • Curriculum Practical Training (CPT): This option requires that you are registered for an internship/practicum course that is an “integral part of an established curriculum (required for all students in the major or optional in the program)”. You will need to complete an application with recommendation from the faculty member offering the course.
    • If you receive one year or more of full-time CPT, you become ineligible for any post-completion optional practical training (OPT).
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT): This option is available both BEFORE and AFTER completion of your studies. OPT is training/employment that is directed to your academic major of study. It is intended to provide students with practical experience in your field of study. After one academic year, students may be authorized up to 12 months of OPT per program (degree) level. Each semester the CGE sponsors an OPT workshop. Please contact Becky in the CGE for the next available workshop.
Utah Driver's License

A Utah Driver’s License is possible for international students. If you have a license in your home country you will need to take a written and driving test and pay a fee.  If you don’t have a license in your country you will need to take a driving license course before you can take the written and driving test.  For more information: https://dld.utah.gov/.  You must have an appointment in order to apply for a license. Click here to schedule your appointment. You can also fill out your application online here.

Students with a current foreign driver’s license will need to bring the following information to the DMV:

  • Valid passport with visa
  • Form I-94 (I-94’s can be printed from the I-94 website)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Form SSA-L676: “Refusal to Process SSN Application”. This will require you to apply for a Social Security Number. Please speak with someone in the CGE for the next scheduled trip to the Social Security Office.
  • Proof of Utah Residency (two of the following)
    • Bank Statements
    • Court Document
    • Rental contract
    • Major credit card bill
    • School transcript
    • Utility Bill (cell phone bills are not accepted)
    • Valid license from another country

Students without a current foreign driver’s license will need to bring the following information to the DMV:

  • Valid passport with visa
  • Form I-94 (I-94’s can be printed from the I-94 website)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Form SSA-L676: “Refusal to Process SSN Application”. This will require you to apply for a Social Security Number. Please speak with someone in the CGE for the next scheduled trip to the Social Security Office.
  • Proof of Utah Residency (two of the following)
    • Bank Statements
    • Court Document
    • Rental contract
    • Major credit card bill
    • School transcript
    • Utility Bill (cell phone bills are not accepted)
    • Certificate of completion of a driver education course

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Social Security Number

Social Security numbers generally are assigned to people who are authorized to work in the United States. Social Security numbers are used to report your earnings/wages to the government. If you have a job offer (on-campus or off-campus), please work with the CGE for help on how to apply for a number. More details can be found here: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10181.pdf

If you have a job, you will need to apply in person at the closest Social Security office (located in Provo, Utah. You will need to gather the following documents and schedule an appointment with the CGE to travel to Provo:

  • For Social Security Number because you HAVE a job:
    • Passport
    • I-20: **Please make sure your personal information on your passport is the SAME as the information on your I-20.
    • I-94: Print this from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
    • Letter from Employer (on letterhead, signed by your boss)
    • Letter from CGE office (Nobue/Becky)
    • Letter from Human Resources, stating that a number is required to work
    • Application (from CGE/ Social Security office)

 

If you need a “denial” letter in order to apply for a driver license, please bring the following items to the CGE for help applying:

  • For Drivers License only:
    • Passport
    • I-20: **Please make sure your personal information on your passport is the  SAME as the information on your I-20.
    • I-94: Print this form from: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
    • Letter for CGE office (Nobue/Becky)
    • Application (from CGE or Social Security office).

For more information please contact Nobue Swenson:

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Transfer

Transfer after Snow is not complicated. With an associate degree from Snow College, you can transfer to any university in the state of Utah including The University of Utah, Utah State University, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University, Dixie State University, BYU, Weber State University, and Westminster College. Snow College is part of the Utah System of Higher Education and information to transfer to other state universities can be found https://www.transferutah.org/.

In addition to in-state universities, Snow College has agreements with universities in other states to give international students more options and facilitate their transfer process. These agreements provide students with opportunities to continue their educational goals and transfer their credits from Snow toward a bachelor's degree.

University Transfer Agreements

Shawnee State University
West Texas A&M
State University of New York - Plattsburgh
University of Houston - Victoria
Illinois College
McNeese State University
Kent State University
Northern Arizona University
Northwest Missouri State University
University of North Carolina - Pembroke