It is essential that you carefully follow the regulations set forth by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The following responsibilities apply to students who are in the U.S. with F-1 status for study at Purchase College.
*You must be registered full time in a degree program. For undergraduates, full-time is a minimum of 12 credits each fall and each spring semester. For graduate students full time is 9 credits. Students are not required to enroll during the summer.
*You must be in possession of a valid, unexpired passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months into the future at all times.
*You may not seek or accept paid employment off-campus without permission from the International Student Advisor.
*You must follow the correct INS procedures for transferring from one U.S. school to another or from one educational level to another.
*Changes of address must be reported to the International Student Services and Registrar’s Offices within ten days of a change. Reporting a change of address to the Registrar’s Office is not enough. It is extremely important for you to report it to the International Student Advisor as well.