Maintaining Status

As an F or J student, it is your responsibility to understand and comply with the terms of your immigration status during your stay in the United States. Any violation of the immigration regulations could jeopardize your status and legal stay in the U.S. 

Maintaining your status begins with these basic principles: 

  1. Always read your emails from CSUF and International Student Services (ISS)
  2. Follow campus and ISS deadlines
  3. Attend class meetings and strive to do well academically.

Below are links to specific immigration rules, and what you must do to maintain your status.

Please read through the sections carefully and consult an International Student Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

Maintaining Status for Current StudentsF-1 & J-1

Please review the list to ensure you maintain your status while studying at California State University, Fullerton.

Maintaining Status while on Post-Completion OPTF-1 only

Please review the list to ensure you maintain your status while on Post-Completion OPT. 

Maintaining Status while on STEM OPT ExtensionF-1 only

Please review the list to ensure you maintain your status while on STEM OPT Extension.

Leaving Cal State Fullerton

Learn more about taking a leave of absence, transferring to another U.S. school, and steps you need to take before returning or leaving the U.S. permanently.

Leaving Cal State Fullerton

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