Adelphi University plans to return to pre-pandemic course modality in the Spring 2022 semester allowing all students to be able to take the coursework needed to progress and complete their degrees in-person at the Garden City or Manhattan campus.

As a result, international students will be required to enroll in sufficient in-person classes necessary to meet full course of study requirements as required by their F-1 visa status and should prepare travel plans to return to the United States prior to the start of spring classes on January 25, 2022.

Academic Requirements and Online Courses

As the university is returning to normal operations for the Spring 2022 semester, if an international student cannot or chooses not to return to the United States to study, their SEVIS record will be terminated.

Students enrolled in a language study or pathway program will not be able to count online courses toward the full course of study requirement.

Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) should plan to register for only one online course and all remaining courses in person.

Depending on the individual program, full course of in-person study requirements can be waived as a direct result of courses not offered in person because of the impact from COVID-19.

Students must contact International Services directly if your academic department is not offering sufficient courses in person necessary to meet full course of study guidelines.

Yes, this option will have no impact on F-1 status provided the student is making normal academic progress.

Electronic I-20s

No, the I-20 issued electronically or with electronic signatures—as permitted during the COVID-19 emergency—will remain valid until students have a need for an updated Form I-20.

Yes, due to COVID-19, DSOs may electronically send Forms I-20 to student email addresses listed in SEVIS.

Travelers to the U.S.

Travelers to the U.S. should review current COVID-19 Country Specific Information for specific entry and testing requirements prior to travel. In addition, students must present the following documents for entry into the United States:

  • Valid initial status I-20 or valid travel endorsed continuing status I-20
  • Valid passport (valid for at least six months after the date of your reentry)
  • Valid F-1 visa

Students who need to request a Travel Endorsement Signature should complete the “Request Travel Signature” student request located in the International Services Portal.

Visa Services

Visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates may be delayed as a result of COVID-19 related concerns.  Students should consult the instructions on their embassy or consulate website and apply early. Please review the Visa Appointment Wait Times and visit the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs for necessary requirements.

Vaccine Requirements

Adelphi University requires all students to be fully vaccinated. For complete details, please see our COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.

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