The following links describe information that F-1 and J-1 international students are required to know, understand, and comply with while at UMSL. These regulations can impact a student's ability to stay in the US, travel and re-enter, or seek employment. Please contact the ISSS if you have any questions regarding this material.

Maintaining Status
Requirements for maintaining valid F-1 or J-1 student status.

Re-Entry to the US
Information about traveling and re-entering the U.S. as an F-1 or J-1 student.

F-1 Visa Information
Information about transfer of schools, concurrent enrollment, program extension, reinstatement, and employment.

J-1 Student Visa Information
Information about program transfer, program extension, and employment.

Underenrollment Authorization
How to obtain approval for less than full-time study.

Online Classes
Rules about maintaining full time enrollment while taking online classes.

Change of Address Requirement
Information about change-of-address notification requirements.

SEVIS Information
Information regarding the US federal government's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and how it will affect international students.

WWTVPRA Information
Information about the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding the immigration material provided in this section, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at

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