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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

F-1 Student Benefits

Students in F-1 Status May Be Eligible for Several Types of Employment:

  • On-campus. Employment is limited to 10 hours per week while school is in session; 20 hours per week when classes are not in session. In order to be employed, you must see the CTSFW Financial Aid Office.
  • Off-campus. Please contact your DSO before seeking off-campus employment.
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT must be directly related to the student’s field of study and commensurate with the student’s educational level. The training must be a requirement of the program of study and receive course credit.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT requires the full-time student to submit an application for work directly related to his/her field of study at least 90 days before the start date. See OPT information from Study in the States.
  • For more information on CPT or OPT, please see the Homeland Security Practical Training Information website.

Why do I Need a Social Security Number?

In order to work in the United States, every eligible F-1 student needs a Social Security number (SSN). See Social Security information for international students.

Fort Wayne, Indiana, Social Security Office

2122 Lincolnway Court
Fort Wayne, IN 46819
Phone: (800) 772-1213

Applying for a Driver’s License in the State of Indiana

When you apply for a new driver’s license, permit, or identification card, you must present original versions or certified copies of the following documents:

  • One document proving your identity (passport); and
  • One document proving your Social Security number (you will need to apply for a Social Security number if you haven’t already); and
  • One document proving your lawful status in the United States (foreign passport with a visa and printed I-94 form); and
  • Two documents proving your Indiana residency (your I-20 and a letter stating your housing arrangements).
  • Download a list of all acceptable documents

Nearest Location

Pine Valley license branch
10204 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne
Phone: (888) 692-6841
View a map of the Fort Wayne – Pine Valley branch and get directions

Online Appointments

Make an appointment for the Pine Valley branch.
Note: Scheduling an appointment online for a branch visit does not mean you are scheduling a driving skills test online.




Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), will close the 178th academic year with Commencement in Kramer Chapel Friday, May 17, 2024. The day will begin with a Baccalaureate service at 10 a.m. (EDT). At 2 p.m. (EDT), there will be an organ recital celebrating the graduating class of 2024. Commencement exercises will follow at 4 p.m. (EDT).