This form is used to request: travel signatures, enrollment verification letters, visa renewal letters, transient letters (to attend another school for summer only), and concurrent enrollment letters. Please submit your completed request form to firstname.lastname@example.org and allow 3-5 business days for processing.
F-1 students are required by the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the terms and conditions of their nonimmigrant status. Failure to maintain status will result in the termination of a student’s SEVIS record and require immediate departure from the US. F-1 students are required to pursue a "full course of study" every fall and spring semester; full-time in summer is only required when a student is admitted to begin in the summer term. A “full course of study” is considered full-time enrollment, which is defined at Texas State University as 9 credit hours for students admitted by the Graduate College and 12 credit hours for undergraduates.
Dropping or registering below full-time enrollment without prior approval from the International Office is considered a violation of status.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is temporary employment authorization granted by the International Office. Temporary employment includes internship, practicum, student teaching, and directed project that are an integral part of an established curriculum. CPT work authorization is only available to F-1 students when it is an integral part of an established curriculum which means practical training must be required by the curriculum or, if not required, the student must receive credit for the training.