COVID-19 flexibility for international students will terminate at the end of summer 2023.
The guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security's Student Exchange Visitor
Program (SEVP) in March 2020 for the 2022–2023 academic year will
terminate at the end of summer 2023. This guidance enabled international
students to engage in distance learning in beyond regulatory limits because of
the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19.
How the End to the SEVP Guidance Will Affect Continuing Students
for Fall 2023
- As is required each semester, students must continue to be
enrolled full-time in order to maintain immigration status unless approved by
ISSS for a reduced course load.
- F-1 and J-1 students are no longer permitted to enroll in all
- Students must return to the
standard regulatory limits. Only one 3-credit online class counts toward full-time study of 12 credits for undergraduates and 9 credits for
If a student has one course left in their final semester, they
must be approved for a reduced course load for the final term by ISSS and that course must be conducted in person.
ISSS will provide students with additional information through detailed email notifications, Zoom live advising sessions, updates on the ISSS website, and @ISSSNewSchool Instagram posts.