Keep your passport valid for at least six months into the future at all times. Do not let your passport expire. Your visa must be valid at the time you enter the U.S., however, it can expire while you are here and you may remain in the U.S. with an expired visa. If your visa does expire please contact your DSO immediately.
Students are required to report any name or address change to ISS within 10 days of the change. Please contact your DSO if your address changes. Students are required to also update their address information in their CAMS portal.
F-1 international students cannot drop below full time without DSO approval. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require that F-1 students enroll and complete a full course load each semester in order to maintain valid non-immigrant student status. There are only a few exceptions to the full-time enrollment requirement for the fall and spring semesters.
Students may need to extend their F-1 status for an academic or medical reason. An application must be submitted at least 10 days before your program end date.
All F-1 students and F-2 dependents are required to carry health insurance that meets the minimum coverage requirements per Florida Board of Governor’s Regulation 6.009.
For more information visit the International Student Advising webpage.