Immigration Requirements for F-1 and J-1 Students
Check In. If you are a new incoming student, you must Check In with the Office of Global Education within 10 days of your arrival in the United States. If you have not done so already, please do so immediately
Unless you have previous approval for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) from ISSS, you must be registered full-time each semester. Full-time registration is defined as follows:
- Undergraduate Level: 12 credit hours minimum (at least 9 credit hours must be traditional)
- Graduate Level: 8 credit hours minimum (at least 6 credit hours must be traditional)
- ESL: 17 credit hours (all must be traditional)
Online Orientation.Watch your BlackBoard account in Flashline to complete your Online Orientation
beginning September 15.
Local Address and Phone Number.
You must keep your current local (U.S.) address and phone number in your Flashline account. By doing so, you enable ISSS
to maintain your
registration in the SEVIS Immigration Database.