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.