Officials allow international students to take courses online – The GW Hatchet

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International students who enrolled in a US college or university before March 9, 2020 can take courses online only and remain compliant with their visa requirements until the next academic year.

Federal officials on Monday extended a pandemic-era policy that allows international students to take online and hybrid courses at U.S. colleges and universities through the 2022-23 academic year.

Before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement implemented the rule in March 2020, international students could only enroll in one online course and count the class toward on-time student credit. full. But this will be the third academic year that ICE will allow international students to take more than one online or hybrid course after continuing the policy in April 2022.

International students who enrolled in a college or university in the United States before March 9, 2020 can take courses online only and remain compliant with their visa requirements.

“This guidance allows schools and students to engage in remote learning beyond regulatory limits due to the ongoing public health concerns created by COVID-19,” federal officials said in a statement.

ICE officials also said international students will be able to stay in the United States if classes move online due to rising COVID-19 cases, as long as classes begin with in-person instruction.

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