International Student Office (ISO)
Immigration Rules that Pertain to International Students rules

Please take the time to become familiar with the rules that govern your stay as an F-1 visa holding student inside the United States. The U.S. Government has become extremely strict about these rules and policies.

Also remember that updates to these rules can occur at any time, so please remember to read the Announcements from the International Students Office.

This list is not exhaustive, please read page 2 of your form I-20AB, and please remain in consistent contact with the Center for International Programs and Services for updated and detailed information.

Entry and Exit from the U.S.

Regular Enrollment Requirements

Distance Education and Semesters Out of Class

Concurrent Enrollment

Reduced Course Load

Completion of Program, New School Attendance, and Transfer


Being Out of Status and Reinstatement

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Housing Information

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