Information for F-1 Students

F-1 students are international students who are studying at Champlain for a degree. In order to "maintain" F-1 student status while in the United States and continue to progress towards a degree, an F-1 student must comply with several U.S. federal immigration rules and regulations. This section is devoted solely to F-1 students, their rules of status, and how to maintain F-1 status properly.Please choose from the topics below to find valuable immigration information:

Pre-Arrival Information

How to get your F-1 visa

How to enter the U.S. in F-1 student status

F-1 Rules of Status

F-1 Rules of Status and How to Maintain It

Employment in F-1 status

On-campus employment

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Maintaining F-1 Status

Reduced Course Load - academic or medical

On-line Coursework

Extending F-1 status

Visa Renewals

School Transfers

Changing Levels