International Student Services

 
 
 

MAINTAIN YOUR F-1 STATUS

Report Changes Within 10 Days.

Name and Address Changes

Program of Study Changes

F-1 Status Changes - If you becme a permanent resident or obtain another visa type, please advise ISS immediately.

Register for and Maintain 12 or More Credits/Billable Hours Each and Fall and Spring Semester.

Register Early. Classes with low student enrollment may be canceled long before the last day to enroll.

Only 1 online or distance education class or 3 credits each semester can count towards the 12-credit requirement.

Do not rely on Late Start Classes. They may be canceled.

Check the list of canceled classes . If a class you have registered for has been canceled, meet with an academic counselor or adviser immediately to sign up for another class.

If you cannot register for or maintain 12 or more credits/billable hours due to medical illness or other special circumstances, contact International Student Services immediately.

Attend School Full-time and Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Seek Help. If you are having difficulties in any of your courses, ask your instructor and/or the staff in the Student Success Center for help immediately. You will not be able to audit or withdraw from a course in which you are doing poorly if this would put you below 12 credits/billable hours.

If you become ill or are seriously injured and cannot attend class, contact the International Student Services and your instructor immediately to explain your absences and make necessary arrangements.

Know your I-20 and Keep It and Your Passport in a Safe Place.

Attend only the school stated on your I-20. To change schools, apply for a transfer.

Contact the ISS 45 days before your I-20 expires to apply for a program extension.

Do NOT Work Unless you have Received Authorization from an International Counselor.

Working on campus

Review the "Maintaining Legal F-1 Status "information sheet for more complete information and routinely chedk the information provided by SEVIS (The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security).

 

 
 
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