An F-1 visa allows an international student to enter the United States to study in a language and/or academic program. If you are studying at Walla Walla Community College on an F-1 visa, you must comply with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirements, as well as the college’s requirements.
F-1 students are required to maintain full-time student status of at least 12 credit hours.
In certain situations, you can request to drop below a full course load. For example, if you are in your last quarter before graduation or have a qualifying emergency.
Inform WWCC of any Change in Program
Your Form I-20 must accurately reflect your current status as a student. You are responsible for keeping it up to date. If you change your academic program in any way, please inform the Office of International Programs.
Your I-20 will need to be changed and updated before any of the following:
- Change of major
- Graduating from your academic program
- Change of level (e.g. from a certificate program to undergraduate study)
- Extending your F-1 immigration status
- Dropping below full-time enrollment
- Canceling enrollment
Check the detail status requirements to be sure you follow proper procedure and meet U.S. government requirements.