How to Keep F-1 Status

International Programs and Services (IPS) works with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Through web-based SEVIS, schools and other sponsoring organizations can maintain information on F-1 and J-1 students and scholars who visit the United States and participate in the US education system.

IPS helps students meet educational and professional goals. But the main responsibility is on students. They must learn, understand, and comply with federal laws and regulations for F-1 or J-1 status.

F-1 students must: