Our office works closely with OSU faculty and staff to support the unique needs of sponsored students tasked with additional responsibilities due to the source of their funding. 

International sponsored students have unique needs in the sense that in addition to complying with immigration rules, this specific student population must also follow their sponsors’ requirements to maintain their funding through degree completion. Sponsors request letters from the university before reviewing requests for program extension, change of major, reduced enrollment, etc. Sponsors also request letters to monitor students’ academic progress and expected program completion.

Below is a chart outlining common letters that we are able to provide, and letters that we ask academic advisors to prepare when the information requested is academic in nature:


Sponsored Student Programs

Various Enrollment Reports

Change of Major / Degree Report

Immigration Status


Academic Advisor

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Need for Tutoring

Various letters related to academic progress

Sponsored students may initiate their letter requests by contacting our team. If the letter requested by the student must be written by the academic department, we forward the request to the student’s academic advisor.