Supporting our International Students – message from Chancellor Woodson & Provost Arden


Dear International Students and All Members of the NC State Community,

International students are an essential and valued part of our NC State community. As a university, we are dedicated to doing all we can to ensure your educational pathway at NC State is not interrupted.

As many of you are aware, earlier this week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that international students who are enrolled at universities operating in a completely online status for fall 2020 will not be granted visas to enter or remain in the United States. Under the new DHS direction, international students can obtain or retain F-1 visa status for hybrid programs that combine in-person and online instruction.

NC State is planning to operate in a hybrid status in the fall, which meets DHS requirements. In addition, our Office of International Services (OIS), Graduate School and Enrollment Management teams are working hard to make certain international students have the opportunity to participate in the necessary in-person classwork to maintain their visa status and remain at NC State.

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