ICE Guidance During The COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID-19 FAQ)


Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced on April 18, 2022 continued flexibilities for F-1 students due to COVID-19 that will remain in effect through the 2022-23 Academic Year. On April 22, 2022, the Exchange Visitor Program announced that they are continuing their guidance for J-1 students through June 30, 2023.

While SEVP extended enrollment flexibilities for students who arrived prior to March 2020, for students who have started or returned after March 2020, their enrollment requirements are based on the operational status of the school.  

NC State is fortunate to have returned to normal operations in 2022, therefore the regulatory limits on online enrollment are back in place.

Please review the appropriate section below to determine the enrollment requirements that apply to  your situation. Additional information can be found on the OIS website. If you are not sure which status you are, please feel free to email to ask!

F-1 and J-1 students who were enrolled before March 9th, 2020 (and have maintained status since then, including transfer and change of level students)

Students who started (or re-started) F-1 or J-1 status after March 9th, 2020