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International Student and Scholar Services
University of Mississippi


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Insurance Waivers

Participation is mandatory for all international students except Permanent Residents and H1B visa holders. Exemptions may be considered on the basis of stated exemption requirements available at:

Student Health Insurance Requirements and Exemptions

If you qualify for a waiver, you must submit a waiver request through the UHC StudentResources page. You can submit your waiver request by going here and selecting “Waive Coverage“. Waiver requests must be renewed each semester.

The deadline for Fall 2021 waivers is September 20, 2021. No waiver requests will be accepted after this date.

Current Students



OPT - Optional Practical Training

All OPT applications require an I-20 with an OPT recommendation. To get the needed I-20, upload the completed OPT packet to the following box folder. After you have the I-20, you can file your application with USCIS by mail or online. You will be given further instructions about how to file after your documents are reviewed and the I-20 that you will need is prepared.  Upload to:


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Some forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader/editor. Note that all forms must be signed and submitted along with requested supporting documentation to the appropriate staff person or campus unit.