Education

U.S. Extends Flexibility on Online Courses for Foreign Students

The U.S. authorities has prolonged by way of the 2022–23 tutorial yr COVID-era steerage that permits worldwide college students enrolled at American schools and universities to proceed to take extra on-line programs than federal legislation permitted earlier than the pandemic.

Below the steerage issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, college students who had been enrolled in U.S. establishments as of March 9, 2020, can proceed to take absolutely on-line programs and stay in good standing on their visas. Different worldwide college students—those that enrolled someday after the pandemic started—can enroll in hybrid packages that blend in-person and on-line programs.

Earlier than the pandemic, ICE permitted worldwide college students to depend no a couple of on-line course towards the requirement that they keep a full-time course of research.

The Scholar and Alternate Customer Program additionally printed an FAQ outlining the extension of the coverage.

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