Please remember that it is the student's responsibility to
maintain their F-1 status while attending UWA.
The International Programs office will provide you reminders
about how to maintain your status but please remember that
ultimately; it is your responsibility alone to maintain
lawful F-1 student status. You will be considered to
be "out of status" if you do not fulfill the conditions of your F-1
Guidelines for Maintaining F-1 Student
Students: As an undergraduate, maintain 12 credit hours every fall and spring
semester with no less than 9 of the 12 credits on campus courses
and maintaining normal progress toward your degree. (Three classes
on campus and only one online
Students: As a graduate, maintain 6 credit hours every fall and spring
semester with no less than 6 of the 3 credits on campus courses and
maintaining normal progress toward your degree.
Dropping classes or not paying on
time BEFORE dropping a course that will put you below 12 hours speak to
your international advisor. Please click this link to see who
your specific advisor is.
Attend all classes and pay your fees on time. Drop of classes
for failure to pay will be an unauthorized drop below full
Unauthorized drop below full time hours will be a termination of
Reporting changes: Email your international students
advisor: Please click this link to see who your specific advisor is.
Report changes in your sources of financial support or change in
your program of study to your international advisor.
Report any changes in your address in the U.S. or in your home
country within ten days to your international advisor by emailing
your advisor the corrected email.
Before traveling outside the US, see your international advisor
to have your I-20 endorsed for travel. Travel signatures are
valid for one year.
Do not accept off campus employment without setting up an
appointment with your international advisor about your different
off campus work options. Working off campus without prior approval
can be a termination to your 1-20.
It is your responsibility alone to maintain lawful F-1 student
status and this includes extending your 1-20 before it expires.
Request an extended I-20 at least 30 days before your current
I-20 expires. Please see this link below to know the specifics
about extending your I-20.