F1/F2 Status

Student Visa

F-1: Academic Student

F-1 visa holders are students who are permitted to enter the U.S. to pursue a full course of study. After they complete the course of study, they are required to leave the U.S., unless they change their immigration status. In general, F-1 students who are in legal immigration status are eligible to work on-campus 20 hours per week during the Fall and Winter terms and 40 hours per week during annual vacations and official breaks, e.g., Spring Break/Winter break.

The I-20 Form is the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The beginning and end dates of the student's authorization to be in the U.S. are located in Section 5 on the front of the form.

F-2: Dependent of a F-1 Holder

The F-2 visa is given to dependents of F-1 visa holders.

More Information

F1: Change of Academic Level
F1: Employment based on Economic Hardship

F1: Extension of Stay
F1: Reinstatement


Application for I-20 (pdf)
Bank Statement / Statement of Financial Support (pdf)
CPT (Curricular Practical Training) Workshop Slides (pdf)
CPT (Curricular Practical Training) Training Module
CPT (Curricular Practical Training) Recommendation (pdf)     
Departure/Completion of Program (pdf)
Employment based on Economic Hardship (pdf)
Exception to Full-time Enrollment  (pdf)
F-1 Concurrent Enrollment (pdf)
F-1 Transfer Out (pdf)
Full Time Equivalency Request (pdf)
F-1 Transfer in Clearance Form (pdf)

OISS Release of Information Form (pdf)
OPT STEM 24 Month Extension Overview 
OPT STEM 24 Month Extension Application (pdf) 
OPT STEM 24 Month Extension - Change in Employment (pdf)
OPT Information Reporting (Online - Updated)
OPT (Optional Practical Training) Recommendation (pdf)
Form I-765 Completion Guidelines (pdf)
Request for Program Extension (pdf)
Statement of Financial Support (pdf)
Full Time Status Reminder (pdf)

 Change of Status

Change of Status – B-2 to F-1 Student (pdf)
Change of Status – F1 Student to F2 Dependent (pdf)
Change of Status – F2 Dependent to F1 Student (pdf)
Change of Status – H-1B Worker to F1 Student (pdf)
Change of Status – H-4 Dependent to F1 Student (pdf)