Coronavirus Frequently Asked Question

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

Updated Feb. 17, 2021

New students living outside the U.S.

All UCSC Silicon Valley Extension courses are currently taught online. New international students may not enter the U.S. to start an entirely online program.

New students living in the U.S.

If you are already in the U.S., you can transfer to our certificate programs.

On the horizon

We hope to have in-person courses in the fall 2021 quarter, which would allow people to enter the U.S. for a new program.

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