A few basic tips will get you started. To maintain status, all F-1/J-1 students must…
- Enroll full-time (with a few exceptions)
- Update the Office of International Education with address changes within 10 days of the change
- Update the Office of International Education with other changes (change of major, name change, change of degree type) within 21 days of the change
- Follow all rules for on and off-campus employment
- Maintain a valid passport at all times
- Understand the Public Charge rule
These are the main rules, though there are also smaller rules about travel, visa renewals, and other important details. Click on the appropriate links below for details.