Student Visa Maintenance
The F-1 Student Visa allows a student to reside within the US for a
full time academic program.
F-1 Visa students have certain responsibilities which must be adhered
to in order to maintain visa status. To remain in the U.S. legally, students
are also obligated to comply with immigration laws.
It is the responsibility of F-1 students to learn, understand and comply
with Cowley College's regulations.
students must maintain a minimum enrollment of 12 hours throughout the
semester (FALL & SPRING), beginning with the first week of the
semester. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
Students are allowed to enroll in only ONE distance education course
(3 hours) per semester.
the change of any contact information (i.e. address, telephone number,
etc.) to the international student advisor in within 21 days.
any change of program or degree level to the .DSO within 21 days.
approval from the DSO prior to withdrawing from a course that places
you below full-time status if there is an acceptable medical reason.
the I-94 at all times.
passport valid at all times.
you are enrolling in less than 12 credits your final semester, seek
approval from the DSO before the start of that specific semester.
who have been permitted to work by the Federal Government must not
work more than 20 hours per week except during the summer or periods
when school is not in session. NEVER work without prior approval from
the international student advisor or USCIS.
NOT let your I-20 expire if you have not yet completed your program
your I-20 signed by the international advisor before traveling out
of the United States of America if you plan to return to continue your
program of study at Cowley College.
apply for a new visa you must have a valid SEVIS I-20.
you plan to spend an entire semester out of the United States of America
obtain a new SEVIS I-20 to present at the port of entry when re-entering