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F-1 Visa Status
We want to help make sure that your time at College of the Redwoods (CR) is successful. It is your responsibility to know and follow the legal requirements that keep you "in status". Your "status" is the immigration category in which you entered the U.S. Most international students are in F-1 status. If you fail to stay in status, you will jeopardize your ability to complete your academic goals in the U.S. and risk having to leave the U.S.
Important Tips Regarding Immigration Regulations
You must see the DSO BEFORE you do any of the following:
You must leave the U.S. within 60 days of completing your studies unless you change to another visa, apply for Optional Practical Training, post-completion (OPT), or enroll in another degree program.
If you fall out of status for some reason (for example not completing at least 12 units in one semester), you must meet with the DSO mmediately. Simply registering full-time the next semester or stopping your unauthorized work does not put you back in status. There are steps you can take to recover your status but the sooner you begin, the better your chances for approval. Recovering your status after having fallen out of status is not guaranteed.
Falling out of status has very serious consequences. You could be prevented from re-entering the U.S. depending on your status violation.