Student Affairs

Current F-1 Students

An F-1 student is a non-immigrant enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and in pursuit of a full course of study at a U.S. institution approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Once F-1 students attain their objectives, the U.S. government expects them to return their residences abroad.

The following links provide information useful to F-1 students, as does the Office of International Students and Scholars at WSU Pullman.

Concurrent Enrollment

Process and regulations for enrolling in another DHS-approved school, as well as WSU Spokane.

Curricular Practical Training

Requirements for engaging in employment and paid internships important to major fields of study.

Departing WSU Spokane

How to leave WSU Spokane upon completion, withdrawal, or transfer to another school.


DHS restrictive employment regulations and other information necessary to working in the U.S.

Extending F-1 Status

Conditions and procedures for extending F-1 status if you do not complete your program.

Immigration Documents

Information about passports, F-1 visa stamps, I-20 forms, and I-94 departure records.

Maintaining F-1 Status

DHS regulations for maintaining legal F-1 status.

Optional Practical Training

Requirements for engaging in employment before or after degree completion.

Reduced Course Load

Process and regulations for enrolling in less than a full-time program of study.

Tax Regulations

Information about social security tax and cards, immigration status and tax withholding, and income tax.

Transferring Out

Procedures and regulations for transferring out of WSU Spokane.


Information about documents, F-2 travel, temporary absences, North American travel, SEVIS fees, US-VISIT, special registration, and more.


Contact information

Liz West
Academic Center 130
Telephone: 509.358.7534

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