Maintaining Legal Status


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Here are important reminders and tips on how to maintain your legal status while you are in the U.S.:

  • Enroll full-time each semester
    • Graduate students = 6 credits
    • Undergraduate and Pharmacy students = 12 credits


  • Do not work without proper authorization
    • If you’re not sure, ask ISS

  • Keep all of your documents up to date and accurate
  • Update your address and phone number in MyU each time there is a change
    • The government requires you to update your address and phone number within 10 days of the change

  • Tell ISS about changes to your program or personal information


  • File your tax return each year