What if OSU starts the fall term with hybrid (mixed modalities) instruction but is forced to go fully online due to public health concerns?

The July 24, 2020, federal guidance states that students studying from inside the U.S. will be able to continue studying from within the U.S. if a university changes its mode of instruction to fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are required to continue meeting their full-time enrollment requirements or have an approved alternate enrollment, reduced course load or vacation term approval, and have no other violations of status.

Because there may be changes in how some courses are offered between now and the start of the term, please continue to monitor OSU’s COVID-19 Safety & Success website for updates and check with academic advisors in your program or course instructors directly with questions. While Ecampus classes may be allowed for international student visa requirements, they may not be allowed by certain sponsors, and OSU’s Ecampus schedule of courses is limited both in variety and in class-size capacity. Therefore, unless you are already registered in Ecampus classes, it may be challenging to find a full-time course load with all Ecampus courses.

Last Modified: 
January 27, 2021