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International Students

The number of international students in classes at UC Denver is small but growing. International students come to UC Denver from the International College site in Beijing, China, as well as exchange programs sponsored by UC Denver and other U.S. colleges, and international recruitment programs. CLAS courses also serve international students in other UC Denver colleges, especially the College of Business. UC Denver currently has over 600 international students in degree programs.

It is important for faculty to have a basic understanding of some of the immigration laws and regulations that govern international students during their stay in the U.S. Regulations place limitations on the flexibility of programs, off-campus employment, minimum grades, visa status, etc. Additionally, international students who are sponsored by their home government may have additional restrictions on grades and length of stay.

UC Denver is approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to issue Certificates of Eligibility for student status visas (F-1) and by the U.S. State Department to sponsor exchange visitor students and scholars visas (J-1).

How to maintain immigration status at UC Denver
Office of International Affairs, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 923

Frequently Encountered Situations

Student claims to be an international student, but faculty is not sure.
International student asks for special accommodations based on limited English skills.
International students work in groups for all assignments.