International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) must report to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whether you are maintaining your student status by enrolling full-time at Illinois State. ISSS reports this information by "registering" your SEVIS record at the beginning of each semester for F-1 students and “validating” your program in SEVIS for J-1 students.
Since students often move between semesters, the beginning of each semester is also a good time for you to make sure you have updated your contact information.
New students must meet additional requirements in order for their SEVIS record to be "registered" or “validated” for their first semester of enrollment. Please refer to the Orientation To-Do List for a complete list of requirements.
Before registering your SEVIS record, ISSS will confirm that you are enrolled full-time.
Graduate students = 9 credits or at least 1 credit of 499/599
Undergraduate students = 12 credits
Last Semester RCL
If this is your last semester and you will be enrolled less than full-time, you MUST submit a Reduced Course Load Request before ISSS can register your SEVIS record. Please see the Course Load Requirements page for full details and a link to the request form.