Immigration Matters

As faculty members, you should have all international students work with the GEO on all immigration matters, however, having a basic understanding of the regulations might be helpful.

  • Full-time enrollment is legally required
    • 12 credit hours for undergraduate students
    • 9 credit hours for graduate students
      • Exception: Applied Statistics and Education Majors
    • Undergraduate and graduate students require approval from the GEO to drop below the full-time course requirement
  • Online courses
    • Both undergraduate and graduate students may enroll in only one online course per term
    • Online courses in the student’s final term are not permitted. Students must have an in-person course their last term.
  • Employment
    • Employment is limited to 20 hours per week
    • Limited to on-campus employers
    • Students may work on campus up to 40 hours per week during official school holidays and semester breaks (e.g., spring break, summer)
    • Students are required to have an SSN prior to starting work
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