F or J Visa Holder Requirements

F or J visa holders are required to maintain your status during your stay at Duquesne University. This means that you must carry at least 12 credits if you are an undergraduate student, 9 credits as a graduate student and at least 4 English as a Second Language courses if you are a student in the program.

Maintaining status includes reporting all changes to the Center for Global Engagement including:  address changes, program changes,  lengths of program changes and completion dates of programs. Students traveling outside of the country should bring their documents to the Center for Global Engagement for signatures on their I-20 or DS-2019 to ensure easy entry back into the country.

 If, for some reason, you will not be able to maintain your full-time status, you must contact the Center for Global Engagement for their guidance. 

If you must change your visa status TO F-1 status, please consult the instructions at this link

If you must change your visa status FROM F-1 status, please consult the instructions at this link