Maintaining Legal F-1 Student Status

The F-1 immigration status is available for international students wishing to pursue full-time academic studies and/or language training programs in the U.S.
  • F-1 students need to comply with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, which can be found under Instructions to Students on page 2 of the I-20. By following those instructions and the specific information below, F-1 students will maintain legal F-1 status in the U.S. and be able to take full advantage of available F-1 benefits.
  • The International Student Services (ISS) website provides general information, forms and instructions for specific benefits and procedures, and advising information. Any questions should be directed to a Designated Signing Official (DSO) in International Student Services (ISS). See Staff Directory.