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Maintaining Status

As an F-1 student, you are required to adhere to the following rules:

  • Report to ISS for initial registration in SEVIS upon arriving at Widener University.
  • Maintain a valid passport and I-20 at all times.
  • Attend the school that you are authorized to attend.
  • Maintain full-time status during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Limit on-campus employment to 20 hours per week while school is in session.
  • Refrain from off-campus employment without authorization.
  • Report a change of local or foreign address to ISS within 10 days of the change.

The following list details violations that would cause a student to lose his or her Immigration status. This list is not all-inclusive:

  • Failure to enroll for classes by the SEVIS Deadline.
  • Unauthorized withdrawal.
  • Unauthorized employment.
  • Unauthorized drop below full courseload.
  • Change of status denied.
  • Expulsion from the University.

Attendance Policy

If you choose not to attend Widener University, you are not permitted to use the Widener I-20 to enter the United States. You are required to return the I-20 to Widener (with a written letter canceling your admission) to the following address:

Widener University
International Student Services
Attn: Dan Stabb
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013