F-1 students are nonimmigrants pursuing a full course of study toward a specific educational or professional objective at an academic institution in the U.S., as designated by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Things You Need to Know About F-1 Status

The links below will direct you to important detailed information about what you will need to know to maintain your F-1 status for the duration of your studies at Temple University. Information includes answers to many frequently asked questions, such as, "How many classes do I need to take each semester to maintain my status?", or, "I have been offered a part-time job, is it legal for me to work in the U.S.?". It is highly recommended you read through this information to best prepare you to maintain your status and avoid unnecessary issues related to your immigration status for the duration of your studies.