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How to Maintain F-1 Status

F-1 Employment Information

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Required by Designated School Officer (DSO)

  • Change of Address
  • Change of Educational Level
  • F-1 Transfer-Out
  • Program Extension
Information on Travel and Re-entry to the United States

*Non-Canadian international students in the United States who plan to travel outside of the U.S. should first check their visa their passport to make sure it is current. If it has expired, they will have to apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: Procedures

Traveling Outside of the United States

Before you leave the United States, you must do the following: Obtain a travel signature on I-20 or DS-2019 Be sure you have obtained the signature of the Designated School Official/Responsible Officer (DSO/RO) on the third page of your I-20 (for F-1 and F-2 students)...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

International Student Guidelines

All international students are required to physically attend International Business Registration prior to registering for classes. This is a separate registration process for international students only. Before business registration is complete, all international students will be blocked from registering for classes. During business registration, International...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Maintaining Legal F-1 Status

According to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, you are fully responsible for abiding by the rules of your F-1 student status. Gallaudet University’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will try to help you understand these rules but, ultimately, it is up to you...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

On-Campus Employment

"Employment" is work performed or services provided in exchange for money, tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, food, or any other benefit. If you receive no pay or other benefit for work/services performed, the activity is not defined as "employment" and is considered to be "volunteer...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Reduced Course Load for F-1 Students

Effective January 1st 2003, international students may not drop below a full course of study without prior authorization from International Student Services. Full-time status means 18 credits per semester for ELI Program students, 12 credits for undergraduates, and 9 credits for graduate students. A student...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Business Registration

All international students must come to the Office of International Affairs (Building 103, #101) to fill out new forms required by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System for every semester and to clear the immigration hold on their Bison account. This can be done...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: Registration

Social Security Number Information

The U.S. Social Security program is designed for individuals who work and live in the United States. The social security number (SSN) has become an identification number routinely used by banks, phone companies, rental agencies, and other institutions. The Social Security Administration (SSA) advises companies...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Information on Online Courses for F-1 Students

Note: The following information does not apply to international students who are taking online courses while living outside of the United States. Please be aware that the Department of Homeland Security requires F-1 students to maintain a full course of study, and that the course...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Building 103 #101/102

(202) 250-2294

(202) 651-5150

(202) 803-7546

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