International Student Support serves international students studying on an ‘F’ visa. While our primary purpose is to ensure that you can maintain your legal status while studying at MSU Denver, we are also here to support your personal, academic, and career goals.
Our mission to create a meaningful experience for international students through cultural exchange, retention-based programming, and holistic support for students’ educational and cultural needs.
Maintaining status starts before arriving. Remember to enter the U.S. on your F-1 visa. You cannot enter earlier than 30 days before to the program start date. Once you are here and have attended orientation, make sure you do the following:
If you cannot maintain full-time status, in person, please notify International Student Support immediately. Do not drop a class without first speaking with your DSO even if your academic advisor has given you approval. Students must get ISA/DSO approval before withdrawing from classes. Falling below full-time unapproved will cause a student to be out-of-status. Out-of-status students will be terminated.
Full-time exemptions or Reduced Course Load: A student may be approved for less than full-time under certain circumstances. Approvable reasons are:
For more information on Reduced Course Loads, please contact a DSO or see https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevis-help-hub/student-records/manage-program-dates-registration-and-course-load/reduced-course