Maintaining Legal F-1 Student Status
The F-1 immigration status is available for international students wishing to pursue full-time academic studies and/or language training programs in the United States.
- F-1 students should comply with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, which can be found under Instructions to Students on page 2 of the I-20. By following those instructions and the specific information below, Penn F-1 students will maintain legal F-1 status in the U.S. and be able to take full advantage of available F-1 benefits.
- The ISSS website provides general information, forms and instructions for specific benefits and procedures, and advising information. Any questions should be directed to ISSS.