You will need a MCC I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status, a valid F-1 visa (the visa stamp in your passport) issued by the U.S. embassy/consulate overseas, a valid passport, and your SEVIS fee receipt. You may not enter the U.S. more than 30 days prior to the start date in section 5 on your I-20.
You are required to check in with the Directors of Admissions and Records by the starting date on your I-20 or within 5 business days of your arrival. Failure to meet with the Director of Admissions and Records within this time frame will cause your academic program to be terminated automatically and end your lawful immigration status.
As an F-1 student, you must meet certain obligations in order to maintain legal immigration status. Failure to maintain your non-immigrant status can result in serious problems with immigration and could lead to deportation from the U.S.
To maintain lawful status, an F-1 student must:
U.S. government regulations require F-1 students to be in the U.S. for the primary purpose of attending school. In general, employment in the U.S. is restricted. The following employment possibilities exist for F-1 students:
Dependents are defined as spouse and minor children under 21 years old of the F-1 student. Please be aware that each of your dependents will need his/her own I-20 in order to obtain an F-2 visa at the U.S. embassy/consulate and to enter the United States. F-2 status holders may not accept employment or engage in business under any circumstances.
The F-2 spouse of an F-1 student may not engage in full time study, and the F-2 child may only engage in full-time study if the study is in an elementary or secondary school (kindergarten through twelfth grade). The F-2 spouse and child may engage in study that is avocational or recreational in nature.
When an F-1 student successfully completes his/her academic program or Optional Practical Training, there is a 60-day grace period during which the F-1 student and any F-2 dependents may stay in the U.S. but may not work or travel nor reenter in F-1 status.
Underground Fellowship Club Meeting
Starting Tue. Sep. 10, 2013
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Last day of classes for 16-week session
Mon. Dec. 9, 2013
Mitchell Community College Chorus Holiday Concert
Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Final Exams for 16-week session
Starting Tue. Dec. 10, 2013