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Taking Courses at Another School

An F-1 or J-1 student can be concurrently enrolled at ESF and another institution as long as the student meets the eligibility requirements and enrollment in both schools amounts to a full-time course of study.

Eligibility Requirements for Taking Courses at Another Institution During the Fall or Spring Semester

  • Have been maintaining immigration status;
  • Have been enrolled in a full course of study in the U.S. for at least one full academic;
  • Courses taken at ESF and the other institution will be equivalent to a full-time course load;
  • Have received departmental and institutional approval via a Petition to the Faculty
  • Submitted the following documentation to the Office of International Education prior to the start of the semester:
    • A signed letter from your academic department indicating:
      • Your name and ID#
      • The name of the other institution you are taking the course(s) at
      • The course(s) you will take at the other institution (course number, section, and title)
      • A statement indicating that you will maintain a full-time course load for the semester with your enrollment at ESF and the other institution
      • A statement indicating that the courses taken at the other institution will count towards the student’s ESF degree program requirements
    • Proof of enrollment in the course(s) at the other institution

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