Apply for a Visa
New students need to visit the Apply For Visa page in order to obtain F-1 status.
Transfer to/from App State
Students who are currently in the US on an F-1 visa and wish to transfer to or from App State should visit the Transfer page.
Maintain F-1 Student Visa Status
F-1 students must do the following to maintain their legal immigration status:
Maintain full-time enrollment
12 credits for undergraduates
9 credit for graduates
18 clock hours for AppELS
- Students may be enrolled in less than full-time during their final semester.
- To request an exception for special circumstances such as medical issues, lanugage difficulties, or other, contact email@example.com to discuss a Reduced Course Load.
- Holds: ISSSO puts a hold on the account of international students to prevent students from dropping below this minimum. To discuss this hold, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Probation: Students must make normal academic progress toward completing their degree; if a student is on Academic Probation for consecutive semesters, they jeopardize their F-1 student status.
Maintain an accurate and up to date I-20
Students should review their I-20 every semester to ensure all information is accurate
Program End Date
If a student plans to complete their program earlier than indicated on the I-20 Program End Date, contact email@example.com
If a student requires additional time to complete their program, they must apply for a Program Extension before their current program End Date. See that application once it has been started at issso.appstate.edu
If a student changes or adds a major or minor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Institution and Level
If a student wishes to transfer to another university, they must complete a Transfer Out Application
If a student wishes to continue at App State in a different degree level (for example, change from Bachelor’s to Master’s), contact email@example.com
Maintain AppalNet account
Students must update their AppalNet within 10 days with any changes of the following:
Local address or Residence Hall address
Work with proper authorization
Students may work on-campus up to 20 hours/week during the academic semester
To work off-campus, students require prior authorization.
For more information on employment details, see the Working, Internships, Practicum, Student Teaching page.
Travel with proper documentation
If a student plans to travel outside the US, they should review the Travel and Transportation page.
Read your @appstate.edu e-mail every day.