The U.S. authorities has extended through the 2022–23 academic year COVID-era steering that enables worldwide college students enrolled at American faculties and universities to proceed to take extra on-line programs than federal regulation permitted earlier than the pandemic.
Underneath the steering issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, college students who had been enrolled in U.S. establishments as of March 9, 2020, can proceed to take absolutely on-line programs and stay in good standing on their visas. Different worldwide college students—those that enrolled someday after the pandemic started—can enroll in hybrid packages that blend in-person and on-line programs.
Earlier than the pandemic, ICE permitted worldwide college students to rely no a couple of on-line course towards the requirement that they preserve a full-time course of examine.
The Scholar and Alternate Customer Program additionally published an FAQ outlining the extension of the coverage.