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Dear ASU Students,
You may have heard reports today in the news media or elsewhere about an announcement made through the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), regarding modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses. Specifically, the SEVP announced that nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online only may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.
ASU administration wants to reassure students that this announcement does not impact current ASU international students who are or will be enrolled in campus immersion courses at the university.
Specifically, ASU does not believe the new regulations and procedures proposed by ICE will have a material impact on the university or its international students. Students attending ASU on a F-1 visa in fall 2020 will continue to participate in immersive, synchronous classroom instruction both in-person and through ASU Sync, our digitally-enhanced, synchronous immersive learning modality.
If you have any questions or concerns about your personal situation and circumstances, please feel free to reach out directly to the ASU Provost’s office or the International Students and Scholars Center.
We look forward to seeing you back on campus this fall.
Mark S. Searle, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & University Provost
Professor, School of Community Resources & Development
Arizona State University
Fulton Center, Suite 420