Summer Semester

Summer semester is the only time when you are allowed to stay in the US and not be enrolled in classes.

You are not allowed to take a different semester off during the academic year, and still remain in the US.

Leaves of Absence

Contact your international advisor to talk about any of these topics related to taking a semester off:

  • An emergency where you may need to return home unexpectedly during the academic year
  • Whether or not to take a semester off is the right option
  • The process of taking a semester off

Departure Form

Consequences of Leaving

Should you choose to leave the university during the academic year, there could be serious consequences.

These include possible losses of:

  • F-1 benefits
  • Curricular Practical Training (internships)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)