Restrictions lifted on foreign students taking online courses during pandemic

Restrictions lifted on foreign students taking online courses during pandemic

The U.S. government rescinded its July 6, 2020, change to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding foreign students' attendance of online classes, together with an accompanying FAQ of the same date.

UCLA International Institute, July 14, 2020 — The U.S. government has rescinded its July 6, 2020, change to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding foreign students' attendance of online classes, together with an accompanying FAQ of the same date.

As a result, a March 2020 directive is again in force that permits international students in the U.S. to pursue online courses during the pandemic.  

See:

"Trump administration does about-face, drops rule that threatened foreign students," LA Times

"APLU Hails DHS Rescinding Policies on International Students," Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities