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

On April 26, 2021, the U.S. federal government extended for the academic year 2021-2022, the guidance that allows U.S. institutions to 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 pandemic, the U.S. government will continue to temporarily suspend the online class restrictions  for international students during the pandemic. It is anticipated that some international students may be unable to return to the US because of visa and travel complications resulting from the pandemic. As a result, the April 26, 2021 Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) extended guidance continues to apply for summer and fall 2021.

Oregon State University is planning to resume primarily traditional on-site and in-person learning and activities at OSU locations in fall 2021. For immigration purposes, you may be able to register for and take remotely delivered or Ecampus online courses from outside of the U.S. However, as OSU resumes on-site learning, some courses may not have a remote delivery option. It is highly recommended that you refer to the OSU Office of International Services website for more information, continue to monitor OSU’s Pathway to Fall planning website, and check with course instructors and academic advisors directly with questions.

Last Modified: 
May 10, 2021