Newly Admitted Students
of F-1 Visa International Student Responsibilities
All students issued the I-20 Form and granted permission into the United States
on an F-1 non-immigrant student visa for enrollment at Moraine Valley Community
College must understand and comply with the following policies and regulations
while enrolled at the college.
Maintain Full-Time Student Status.
All international students are required to maintain full-time status and be
enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the regular fall and spring
International students are eligible to work in on-campus jobs up to 20 hours
per week during the regular academic year, based on job availability.
International students are not permitted to work in unauthorized employment
off-campus. Authorization for off-campus employment is available only in
special circumstances within regulations designated by the U.S. Department
of Immigration and Naturalization.
International tuition and fees may be paid in cash, credit card, or
certified bank check or travelers checks. Students must plan to pay tuition
due during their first week on campus. Students who wish to participate in a
payment plan may make four payments during the semester for an extra $20
fee. All tuition must be paid before the semester ends.
Change of Address.
Students are required to report all changes of address to the International Student Admissions
Specialist within 10 days of moving.
Students who wish to depart for annual vacation must register for next
semester and visit the International Student Affairs Office for re-entry
English Testing and Orientation. All
new students are required to participate in comprehensive tests for English
proficiency. English exam results are used for placement in the appropriate
levels of English or other classes. All new students are required to attend
International Student Orientation the week before classes begin.
Until successful completion of composition (COM-101) is achieved, all
international students must have their registration and course schedules
reviewed and approved by the international student affairs staff.
Medical insurance is mandatory and required, as stated on the I-20 form, for
all international students enrolled at the college. The college offers a
group insurance policy which is added
to the tuition bill at enrollment. Students who have adequate proof of their
own insurance will be permitted to eliminate this fee.
Students who are notified of poor academic standing are required to meet
with a counselor or designated staff regarding their progress. Students must
make satisfactory progress toward their degree as defined by the college
Students must abide by housing agreements made between themselves and the
host families, and with guidelines identified by the college. The college
reserves the right to use disciplinary action in cases of severe violations.
All students are responsible to understand
and comply with U.S. immigration, federal, state, and local laws, and college
policies regarding international students.