Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to attend orientation?

Do I need to have medical insurance?

Do I need to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor?

Can I take classes at another institution while studying at FIU?

Can I drop below full-time?

I am out of status. What should I do?

Can I take the summer semester off?

I need an expense letter. Where can I get this information?

Do I have to attend or view an F-1 Employment Workshop in order to apply for CPT or OPT?

Can I work in more than one place on campus?

Am I eligible for a STEM Extension of OPT?

I need a Social Security Number (SSN). What should I do?

Do I need a new signature on my I-20 every time I travel?

What happens if my visa expires?

What happens if my I-20 expires?

What if my I-20 will expire before I complete my program?

I lost my I-20. What should I do?

I want to travel outside the U.S. What should I do?

My EAD has been pending for more than 75 days. What should I do?

What happens if I am dismissed from my program?