As a current international student on an F-1 visa, you are tasked with the responsibility to maintain compliance with the terms of your nonimmigrant visa status.
Examples of things you must do to remain compliant with your F visa status are:
- Maintain full-time course enrollment each semester
- Refrain from engaging in unauthorized employment off-campus and obtain proper work authorization before engaging in any employment off-campus
- Alert ISS of any changes to your personal contact information within 10 days
- Keep your documents valid and request extensions in a timely manner (i.e. prior to the program end date on your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019).
The items below will assist you with learning more about the terms of your F-1 visa status, and will provide you with resources currently in place to support and supplement academic life on-campus.