International Services


Maintaining F-1 Status

Information for students on how to maintain valid F-1 Status.

SEVP Study in the States Information

While studying in the United States, it is the responsibility of the individual visa holder to maintain valid status assigned at the port of entry and determined by the visa classification which includes:

  • Fulfilling the purpose for why the Department of State issued the student visa
  • Following the regulations associated with that purpose.

The designated school official (DSO) at the University is responsible for specific reporting requirements which include necessary updates and maintenance of each student record in SEVIS. Students may contact SEVP by email at if the DSO is not able to assist or if the student seeks additional guidance.

Contact our DSO at:

International Services
p – 516.877.4990
e –

International Student Responsibilities

Maintain all Relevant Information with International Services

  • Report to the DSO located in International Services prior to the program start date listed on the form I-20
  • Complete Immigration Check-In Process
  • For the first entry for initial school attendance, the school listed on the visa and on the I-20 must be the same, and that is the school the student must intend to attend
  • Participate in International Orientation (link to international orientation page
  • Report a change of address to the DSO within 10 days of the change, so that SEVIS can be updated. 
  • Abide by rules requiring disclosure of information and prohibition on criminal active
  • Keep your passport valid at all times

Academic Studies and Full-Time Status Requirements


For further information, please contact:

International Services
p – 516.877.4990
e –

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