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Maintaining J-1 Student Status

Requirements to Maintain J-1 Status

  • Check-in/Register with ISSS
  • Have valid documents
    • DS-2019
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • I-94 card
  • Maintain required health insurance
  • Work only as authorized
  • Do not change your academic major
      • Maintain full-time enrollment - All student must make an appointment with as ISSS adviser to discuss approval of less than full-time enrollment for any reason
    • Exception to full-time enrollment
      • Medical conditions (supported with documentation from a physician)
      • Academic reasons (supported by documentation from adviser)
      • Final term of study (student needs less than full-time load to compete degree in that term)
  • Students are permitted to enroll in only one online course per quarter/semester (i.e.3 credits online and remaining credits in class)
  • Obtaining required travel signature from ISSS staff before traveling outside of the United States
  • Do not stay in the US beyond the 30-day grace period after program end date
  • For more information:Drexel HR Student Employment


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