Coronavirus Frequently Asked Question

International: If my classes are delivered online, will that affect my F-1 visa status?

Updated July 10, 2020

The situation is evolving. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently announced significant changes to its Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Nonimmigrant (F-1) students taking classes in the fall 2020 quarter must now enroll in a hybrid model of instruction with at least one in-person course to remain in the U.S. through the end of the year.

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and the University of California system are committed to exploring all options to help our international community continue to develop their professional careers with us.

If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact any of the International Program staff at