As an international student in the US, it's important for you to understand that it is your responsibility to keep your F-1/J-1 status legal and valid throughout the duration of your studies in the US. Make sure you follow this information while you are an international student at NYU.
OGS strongly advises that F-1 Students remaining in the US in their final semester to take at least one in-person course. Only 3 credits or 1 online course may count towards the full-time enrollment requirement. You may register part-time in your final semester only with OGS permission to register for a reduced course load. If you enroll in only online courses in your final semester, you do so at your own risk.
These risks include, but are not limited to:
Students must remain in the US for their final semester if they intend to apply for post-completion OPT.
J-1 students cannot consider online course enrollment as part of their required full-time enrollment. Online course enrollment should be in addition to full-time in-person enrollment.
* Students may not exit and reenter the US in F-1 or J-1 status during their grace period. This includes any travel to Canada.