Will I maintain my immigration status while taking on-campus courses remotely delivered or Ecampus online courses or both?

On March 13, 2020, the U.S. federal government announced that U.S. institutions can temporarily allow remote delivery of course material, Ecampus online courses or a combination of both course delivery options for international students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, the U.S. government will temporarily suspend the online class restrictions for international students during this emergency.

On July 24, 2020, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provided both a broadcast message and answers to clarifying questions based on the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) March spring guidance broadcast. Below is our understanding of this guidance. If you are a sponsored student, please also follow the guidance of your sponsor regarding online course registration.

Last Modified: 
January 27, 2021