Update Regarding Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:30 a.m. to noon

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) just released guidance for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please review the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page which has been updated to reflect this new guidance and should address most common questions. UCF Global will host an information session after exams end to provide information about Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 guidance and enrollment requirements.

Please pre-submit your questions: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9slTfuMy9Hbt5X0


For most students continuing in their program, Summer 2021 enrollment is not required. You are only required to enroll in Summer 2021 if any of the following apply to your situation:

  • You have an I-20 or DS-2019 with a Summer 2021 program start date.
  • You are graduating in Summer 2021 (Summer 2021 is your final term at UCF).
  • You are enrolled in the Intensive English Program or UCF Global Achievement Academy Pathway Programs.
  • Special Note to Graduate Students enrolled in Thesis or Dissertation: While summer is considered a vacation term for immigration purposes, please be aware of the College of Graduate Studies’ policy on continuous enrollment for students engaged in thesis or dissertation.

For those students required to enroll in the Summer 2021 semester, the current flexibilities regarding online courses will continue. Refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page for a chart of enrollment requirements. 

FALL 2021

If UCF returns to normal operations in Fall 2021 (as we plan to do), the SEVP guidance will no longer apply to the Fall 2021 semester and all F-1 and J-1 students must resume regular in-person enrollment following standard F-1 and J-1 rules. The enrollment requirements for each program are outlined on our website and on the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page. Students currently outside of the United States should return to campus to resume in-person studies.

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