F1 Students and Summer Enrollment

F1 Students & Summer Enrollment Requirements

Baylor F1 Students who want to take Summer Courses (Eligible for Summer of Discovery)

Current Baylor students (those who were enrolled in the previous Spring term) can take as few or as many courses online or face to face as they choose during the summer.  Summer is considered an official break so currently enrolled students are not bound by enrollment requirements UNLESS they are beginning a new degree program during the summer (see next category if starting a new program).

 

New Baylor F1 Students Beginning their Baylor degree in Summer from outside of the U.S. (Eligible for Summer of Discovery)

Students starting their Baylor degree program in the summer from outside of the United States MUST have an I-20 from Baylor with an August start date AND may not enter the U.S. until 30 days before the start date.  They may be enrolled in as many hours as they choose since they are out of the U.S.  If the student is in the U.S. and not enrolled full-time in summer, the student will be out of status and their I-20 will be terminated.   Because Summer of Discovery is an all online program, new international students currently in the U.S. may not participate in Summer of Discovery while remaining in the United States.

 

New Baylor F1 Students Beginning their Baylor degree in Summer from within the U.S. (NOT eligible for Summer of Discovery)

Students starting their Baylor degree program in the summer from within the United States MUST have an I-20 from Baylor with a June start date AND be enrolled full time (12 hours) for the summer in face-to-face classes.  This means enrollment in both Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms must equal a total of 12 hours.  Students may have one online course during this term.  Because Summer of Discovery is an all online program, new students in the U.S. may not participate in Summer of Discovery from within the United States.

                       

Accelerate Students who are currently F1 students at high schools in the U.S. who have not yet graduated (Eligible for Summer of Discovery):

Foreign national students already within the U.S. on a U.S. high school’s I-20 who have not yet graduated and who are only taking summer courses and not beginning a degree plan do not need a new/separate I-20 from Baylor since they can take summer courses on their high school’s I-20.  Students should contact their high school administrator about their desire to enroll in summer courses at Baylor University.

 

ALL information above applies to international students who are using or planning to use the F1 visa to study at Baylor.  It does not apply to other visa types, Permanent Residents, etc.

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