It is very important that F-1 and J-1 Students maintain their immigration status while in the U.S. See some of the general information below for more details.
U.S. Address: All F and J students are required to report any changes in their physical Colorado mailing address. If there is a change in your Colorado mailing address, you must update your address in the CU Denver Portal within 10 days of the change.
Email Requirement: All CU Denver students need to activate their CU Denver email account. Your University e-mail is the official means of communication for ISSS. You need to check your email several times a week. You can expect to receive emails from CU Denver staff and faculty, including from professors, your department, the Registrar, and the Bursar.
Health Insurance: All F-1 and J-1 Student must have health insurance. F-1 and J-1 students are automatically enrolled in the CU Denver's International Student Health Insurance Plan. See our page on Health Requirements. If you have a comparable policy and wish to waive out of the CU Denver plan, please visit the Student Health Insurance website.
Sometimes a student will need to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for a specific semester based on academic, medical, or because it is their final semester.
Students must be aware of the risks involved as well as the necessary documents to take with you while traveling. Learn more about Student Resources for more information about travel.
International students are eligible to extend their program dates on their I-20 if they need more time to complete their program of study. Here is more information about the extension procedure.
Changing your immigration status in the U.S. can be a challenging process. It is important that you are very aware of the requirements and the consequences before you begin.
Students wanting to leave the University of Colorado Denver for extended periods or permanently must follow the proper procedure for their immigration records to be updated appropriately.
Students planning to graduate need to be prepared for what awaits them after graduation. Make sure to plan your graduation time accordingly with your academic advisor.