Current F-1 Students

Basics of Maintaining F-1 Status

This section gives you an overview of how to stay in legal F-1 status.

Academic Requirements

This section outlines academic requirements for students and how to apply for a reduced course load.

Employment

Outlines the requirements for on and off campus employment.

Traveling

Information on international travel while studying at UCSB.

Withdrawal or Voluntary Leave of Absence from UCSB

If you would like to withdraw from your program before finishing your degree.

Post-Graduation

Information on options after graduating including employment, transferring and your grace period.