Information for ELP Students: Maintaining Legal Student Status in the United States
As an F-1 or J-1 international student at the English Language Programs (ELP) at the University of Pennsylvania, your primary purpose for being in the United States is study. International students must comply with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) regulations while in the United States. Please read the "Instructions to Students" on page 2 of your I-20, or on page 2 of your DS-2019. Following those instructions and the information below will assist you in maintaining legal student status in the United States. If you have any questions please visit International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you.