Failure to Maintain Status

Examples of failure to maintain status include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Dropping below full-time studies without proper authorization.
  • Attending a school other than the one a student is authorized to attend.
  • Failure to apply for a timely I-20 extension, SEVIS record transfer, or change in level of education.
  • Engaging in unauthorized employment.
  • Failure to notify the DSO before travel abroad, leave of absence, or withdrawal.
  • Failure to report within 10 days a change to any of the following: official name, mailing address in the U.S., permanent address in the home country, email address, phone number, program, legal status.

The College is required to manage all F-1 student records in SEVIS each semester. Students who fail to maintain lawful status will lose the privileges of their student status and become subject to deportation and possibly other sanctions.

International Students  ›  Failure to Maintain Status