To maintain lawful status, an F-1 student must:
- Attend the mandatory immigration check-in and orientation at the Kearney Center
- Attend the university you are authorized to attend
- Complete a timely SEVIS transfer when necessary
- Be in good academic standing and make normal progress towards an academic degree
- Extend your I-20 before it expires if you are unable to complete your academic program by the original program end date
- Update your I-20 according to federal regulations if you change your academic program or level
- Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits each fall and spring semester while graduate students must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits each fall and spring semester
- Suspension, dismissal, enrollment withheld, expulsion, or any other similar action preventing your enrollment may have effect on your legal immigration status. See your immigration advisor in the Kearney Center.
- Limit on-campus employment to 20 hours/week during the academic year and 40 hours/week during breaks and summer
- Must have proper employment authorization at all times
- Maintain a current passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months into the future when you return to the U.S.
- Maintain health insurance coverage