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Maintaining Status

It is important that F-1 students meet all the requirements listed below to maintain their F-1 Student status.

  • Enroll as a full-time student for the Fall and Spring semester.  A full-time course load is equivalent to 12 credits or more per semester.  F-1 Students are limited to 3 credits or one class per semester in a Distance Learning (online) format counting toward their full course load.
  • Continuously attend classes and do not exceed the amount of unexcused absences determined by the professor.
  • Check in with the International Student Services Coordinator within 10 days of the beginning of each semester.
  • Notify the International Student Services Coordinator every time you travel abroad and obtain a travel signature.  Fill out the Travel Notification Form here.
  • Provide the International Student Services Coordinator with an updated I-94 upon returning from international travel. You can retrieve your I-94 here.
  • Obtain authorization before starting any type of employment in the United States.
  • Report any change in your local address within 10 days of moving to the International Student Services Coordinator.  Fill out a Change of Address Form here.
  • Report any change to your academic program (i.e. change in major, leave of absence, program extension, etc.) to the International Student Services Coordinator.
  • Receive authorization for Reduced Course Load before engaging in part-time studies.
  • Notify the International Student Services Coordinator if you plan on transferring out of Marymount Manhattan College.
  • Depart the U.S. 60 days or less after your program end date unless you have an OPT application pending or have completed a SEVIS School Transfer.
  • Adhere to all U.S. laws.

If you violate any of these requirements for your F-1 Student Status your SEVIS record can be subject to termination.