Of utmost importance for foreign nationals is maintaining legal immigration status. Compliance with immigration laws is extremely important because students can be expelled from the U.S. and be unable to complete their education.
Please note that immigration regulations and processes can change. Be sure to contact the International Student Office regularly to find out about any such changes.
International students are granted student status by the American consulate when they obtain a student visa. The student status is confirmed when a student enters the United States by immigration officials at the border or the airport.
To maintain your status as a student, you must:
__work no more than 20 hours a week while classes are in session;
__work up to 40 hours per week during break
__only work on campus unless you have special employment authorization;
__not drop below 3 classes each semester without special permission from the International Student Adviser.
If the International Student Office learns you have not maintained your status, you will lose the privileges of F-1 status. The International Student Adviser cannot endorse your I-20 for travel, will not generate a new I-20, nor endorse you for employment.