Here you will find information about how to apply for a Social Security card.
Any student who will work in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number. The employer must use the SSN to report wages and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). F-1 students are eligible to apply for an SSN after they have received an offer of employment that meets SSA standards. Please read this section of our site for information on how to apply.
After receiving your SSN, you must report it to the University using Form W-9(S).
Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
Identity theft is a big problem in the U.S.
It can happen if someone with ill intentions finds out your Social Security Number.
DO NOT CARRY your Social Security Card or Number with you. Instead, memorize the number and keep the card in a safe place at home!
For more information on protecting yourself, see the Social Security Administration's brochure.