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Fall 2020 Guidance for International Students

 Frequently Asked Questions and Clarifications

 Although subject to change upon further guidance, Fall 2020 international students can enroll full time in any modality of classes. If outside of the U.S., SEVIS record can remain active if enrolled full time online. 

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS BY DEGREE PROGRAM: 

Bachelor's = 12 credits

Master's = 9 credits

 

IF YOU ARE STAYING IN THE U.S. FOR FALL 2020

  • Your enrollment must meet the requirements of your program
  • You do not need to depart the U.S.
  • Follow regular F-1 regulations

This information is subject to change pending new guidance from SEVP

 

IF YOU ARE ENROLLING ONLINE FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.

  • Your enrollment must meet the requirements of your program in order to keep an Active SEVIS record

This information is subject to change pending new guidance from SEVP

 

MORE INFORMATION IS ON THE WAY!

Once new guidance is released by SEVP, FGCU International Services will continue to update this page and 

Email you to your eagle.fgcu.edu email

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • DOES MY SEVIS RECORD STATUS AFFECT MY ABILITY TO TAKE CLASSES?

  • I’M BACK HOME AND WANT TO RETURN TO THE U.S. BUT THERE ARE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

  • I’M BACK HOME AND CANNOT RETURN CAN I STILL TAKE CLASSES?

  • IF FGCU RETURNS TO ONLINE COURSES ONLY WILL I HAVE TO DEPART THE US?

  • DOES MY SEVIS RECORD STATUS AFFECT MY ABILITY TO TAKE CLASSES?

  • WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I BECOME ILL OR IF I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION?

  •   SEVIS RECORD TERMINATION FOR AUTHORIZED EARLY WITHDRAW (AEW)

  • I WANT TO RETURN HOME BUT MY COUNTRY’S BORDERS ARE CLOSED WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • WHEN WILL FGCU SEND ME THE UPDATED I-20 METIONED IN THE JULY 6 GUIDANCE?

  • I AM TRAVELING BACK TO THE U.S. SOON DO I NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL?

  • DOES THE JULY 6 GUIDANCE APPLY TO J-1 VISA HOLDERS?

  • DOES THE GUIDANCE AFFECT MY ABILITY TO APPLY FOR CPT OR OPT?

  • HOW IS OPT AND CPT APPLICATIONS AFFECTED IF I AM OUT OF THE COUNTRY?

COVID-19 RESOURCES

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

https://www.fragomen.com/about/news/immigration-update-coronavirus

https://www.nafsa.org/regulatory-information/sevp-covid-19-guidance-sources#sevpcovid19faq

https://www.ice.gov/covid19

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-2019-covid-19

https://www.fragomen.com/people/aaron-blumberg