Apply for a Visa
New students need to visit the Apply For Visa page in order to obtain J-1 status.
Maintain J-1 Student Visa Status
J-1 students must do the following to maintain their legal immigration status:
Maintain full-time enrollment
12+ credits for undergraduates
9+ credit for graduates
- Holds: ISSSO puts a hold on the account of international students to prevent students from dropping below this minimum. To discuss this hold, contact email@example.com
Maintain an accurate and up to date DS-2019
Students should review their DS-2019 every semester to ensure all information is accurate
Program End Date
If a student plans to leave their program earlier than indicated on the DS-2019 Program End Date, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If a student wishes to remain at App State for an additional semester, after speaking to your home university, submit a program extension application. Return to an existing extension applicaiton here.
Maintain AppalNet account
Students must update their AppalNet within 10 days with any changes of the following:
Local address (off campus)
Work with proper authorization
Students may work on-campus up to 20 hours/week during the academic semester after completing the J-1 Employment Application
To work off-campus, students require prior authorization
For more information on employment details, see the Employment Page
Travel with proper documentation
If a student plans to travel outside the US, they should review the Travel Page
Read your @appstate.edu e-mail every day.