Current Student COVID-19 FAQ

This information is for students that have been previously enrolled at UNT (Spring 2020, Summer 2020) and U.S. Transfer Students


Updated Guidance as of July 24th Regarding Fall 2020 F-1 International Student Enrollment

The Department of Homeland Security issued a new broadcast message regarding Fall 2020 enrollment on July 24th. 

  1. Continuing students defined as F-1 students who were in active SEVIS status in Spring 2020 (including U.S. transfer students and UNT students changing their degree level in Fall):

    •  Are allowed to enroll in 100% online/remote coursework

    • Must continue to be enrolled full time (9 credit hours for graduate students/12 credit hours for undergraduate students)

    • Can re-enter the U.S. for Fall 2020 and pursue 100% online coursework if they departed in Spring or Summer 2020 and have a valid F1 visa stamp

  2. Newly Admitted Students Outside the U.S. defined as F-1 students who were not in active SEVIS status in the U.S. in Spring 2020:

    • Can enter the U.S. for Fall 2020 if at least one class is face-to-face, partially online, or partially remote with an on-campus meeting

    • If coursework is only offered 100% online, newly admitted students outside the U.S. in Spring 2020 need to either enroll remotely in their home country or defer their admission to a later term. More information HERE.

  3. If UNT returns to 100% remote learning during Fall 2020 in response to COVID-19, all active F-1 students can remain in valid immigration status and stay in the U.S.

Please continue to monitor your UNT email address for updates. 

We do have additional information on our Immigration Updates page here.

We are thankful to have such a wonderful international student community! 

Current Student COVID-19 FAQ

Updated 7.24.2020