What To Do First?
Upon arrival, new and transfer students must contact the Office of Student Services to register. Registration ensures that the F-1, I-20 remains valid. The Office of Student Services will assist with contacting the correct office for:
- Tuition Payment
- Book Purchase
Contact the Student Exchange and Visitors (SEVIS) Designated School Officer (DSO) for an appointment at 270-534-3069.
F-1 Student General Information
F-1 students must maintain full student status and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes every semester. If a reduced course load (RCL) is needed, the DSO will make the determination. There are only three categories that will be considered in determining approval of an RCL:
- Medical Excuse
- For valid academic difficulties (allowed only in one semester during an entire degree program).
- Final Semester of Degree Program -- for the duration of the degree program, students must keep the original of the most current I-20, passport and visa documents on hand at all times.