With the help of the Office of Global Services, F-1 students and J-1 Exchange Visitors learn how to maintain their status by having a valid passport, taking a minimum course load, and more.
While it is your responsibility to maintain your status, the Office of Global Services is here to help guide you through the complexities of the US government regulations and procedures.
Learn what international students must do to regain their F-1 status through readmission to the USA.
When you fall “out of compliance/status,” it is important to know how you can get reinstated.
In general, F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain a full-time enrollment status even in their final academic term. Learn the exception.
All international graduate students who are required to pursue research abroad for any length of time are required to complete this application.
This form is to switch degree level for CPS students
Obtaining a J-1 international scholar sponsorship is a collaborative effort at Northeastern University—led by the Office of Global Services. See the steps below.
This intercampus transfer clearance letter should be filled out by a SEVIS contact.
This form is to switch from Northeastern campuses, upon acceptance to a program
The Office of Global Services works with J-1 student interns throughout their entire internship to provide the guidance and support they need—helping interns maintain their status.
Maintaining your J-1 scholar status is critical to staying part of the Northeastern community. Below is a comprehensive list that covers topics ranging from the required authorizations you will need to obtaining incidental employment.
During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from a medical leave are described below.
During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a non-medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from one are described below.
Instructions for Taking a Non-Medical Leave of Absence
This request is for an international student that requires additional time for the completion of his/her program of study
F-1 students who need a program extension must meet certain requirements, which are explained below.
J-1 and F-1 students normally must enroll in and maintain a full-time course load as explained in the “Basic Enrollment Requirements” section; however, USA federal government regulations allow international students to reduce their course load in certain limited academic circumstances.
There are a number of ways an F-1 student may fall “out of compliance/status,” which is why the Office of Global Services works with international students to help them get back on track.
Visa Reinstatement: What happens when an F-1 student falls “Out ofCompliance/Status”?
By submitting this form, you are requesting copies of your old I-20s or DS-2019s.
This form is to request an updated or replacement I-20 or DS2019
These are the instructions for obtaining a New Initial I-20 or DS2019 or a Transfer I-20 or DS2019 to return to the same program at Northeastern University after academic dismissal.
Instructions for Obtaining a New Initial I-20 or DS2019 to Resume Classes after a Non-Medical Leave of Absence of 5 Months or More or to Return to Classes after a Medical Leave of Absence If You Have Been Out of the U.S. Continuously for 5 Months or More
This form is to request assistance in fullinging your responsibilities if your are issued an I515a upon returning to he US.
Instructions for Returning from a Non-Medical Leave of Absence of Less than 5 Months Absence from the U.S.
When you attend Northeastern University as a J-1 scholar, you will quickly learn that the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System contacts can help you achieve your career and academic goals.
This form is to update your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System record if you are changing to permanent residency.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) new policy directed to F, J or M visas. The policy guidance holds that unlawful presence will begin accruing the day after a student stops pursuing a course of study or otherwise violates his or her immigration status.