Maintaining Status

Maintaining Status

In order for an international student to maintain status, he/she should:

  • Be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) each semester.  9 of these required 12 credits must be courses that require attendance at the college on a regular weekly basis  

  • Engage in authorized employment only

  • Successfully progress toward completing your program within the established timeframe

  • Apply for changes such as transfers in a timely manner (allow for 2 business days for processing)

  • Maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)


A violation of the F-1 Student Status results in the student falling out of status. If an international student chooses to engage in status-violating activities, the procedures and regulations established by law will be enforced. Status violating activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Staying in the country after the I-20 form has expired without having applied for a new program or transferring to another approved educational institution.

  • Enrolling less than full-time without the authorization of the ISO  Full time is 12 credits each semester

  • Taking more than 3 credits of online courses as part of the 12 credits considered to be full-time

  • Registering and attending a school other than LDS Business College without proper authorization

  • Stop attending classes and receiving a UW grade

  • Late applications for transfers, program extensions, and/or OPT

  • Unauthorized employment or putting employment ahead of the his/her education

  • Failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA for two semesters


Other types of violations, equally serious, are those related to the College’s Honor Code. In situations related to Honor Code violations and those of similar nature, the ISO will proceed according to the instructions received from the appropriate departments and individuals.

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