J-1 Status

To maintain lawful status, a J-1 student must: 

  • Attend the mandatory immigration check-in and orientation at the Kearney International Center 

  • Attend the university you are authorized to attend 

  • Be in good academic standing and make normal progress towards an academic program  

  • Update your DS-2019 according to federal regulations if you change your academic program or level 

  • Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits each fall and spring semester while graduate students must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits each fall and spring semester 

  • Limit on-campus employment to 20 hours/week during the academic year and 40 hours/week during breaks and summer 

  • Must have proper employment authorization at all times 

  • Maintain a current passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months into the future when you enter the U.S.  

  • Maintain required health insurance coverage 

  • Update your current and permanent address information in E-services within 10 days of moving