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Office of International Studies and Programs

Maintaining Status

F-1 Visa/Status Advising:

F-1 regulations can seem complicated and confusing. As an international student in F-1 status, it is important for students to become familiar with F-1 laws and be responsible for understanding what they mean.

These laws include:

  • Maintaining legal status while studying in the U.S
  • Making academic progress toward completion of a program of study
  • Determining how long you may stay in the U.S
  • Extending your stay, if necessary
  • Employment
  • Travel outside the U.S
  • Transferring between schools within the U.S
  • Changing from one immigration status to another

Your International Student Advisor is available to help clarify immigration procedures and inform students of their rights and benefits.