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IMPORTANT UPDATE (July 24): the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has issued an announcement and new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding F-1 visa guidelines for the Fall 2020 semester . Our FAQs, listed below, have been updated to reflect this new information.

Note: the date next to each FAQ indicates the date the question was created or last updated.

Last Update: August 5, 2020

Status of Fall 2020 Immigration Guidance for F-1 Students

Course Definitions: On-line, In-Person, Hybrid

FAQs for New Students

FAQs for Continuing Students

FAQs for Transfer Students

Studying Abroad / Research Abroad during Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Operational Changes due to COVID-19

Visas, Travel, and Delayed Arrival

Updated I-20s and Visas

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT)