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F-1 Students

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New Students

Current Students

  • F-1 Health Insurance Waiver - if you wish to decline the CISI health insurance policy offered by JMU, and use an alternate health insurance policy to meet the mandatory health insurance coverage requirement
  • ​I-20 Reprint Request - if your I-20 was lost or damaged
  • Leave of Absence - if you wish to take a temporary absence and return to home country
  • Program Extension - if you will not complete your academic program by the program end date stated on the I-20
  • Reduced Course Load - if you need to drop below full-time enrollment for a medical or academic reason
  • SEVIS Registration Report - required during your first and every semester enrolled at JMU
  • SEVIS Transfer Out - if you plan to transfer to another U.S. school


  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) - off-campus work authorization for an internship/co-op position, related to your program of study, prior to graduation
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) - off-campus work authorization for up to one year, related to your program of study, after program completion
  • STEM OPT Extension - if you are on OPT after earning a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (government approved STEM fields), and wish to apply for 24 months of additional OPT for an E-Verify employer
  • Report STEM OPT Participation - While on STEM OPT, you must validate your employment every 6 months
  • OPT Employment Update - While on OPT or STEM OPT, you are required to report all employer details at least 1 week in advance of starting or changing employment.