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Please be advised that as of the Summer 2013 semester, all Canadian students studying at Lawrence Tech in F-1 status will be in one of the following classifications: regular F-1 student, full-time Canadian commuter student, part-time Canadian commuter student. For each classification, there are specific regulations regarding your address, how your I-20 is issued, and part-time or full-time enrollment. Details regarding each classification are provided on the following tabs.

The International Programs Office will manage your SEVIS record based on your most recent enrollment status. You may be contacted by an International Student Advisor if there are any questions regarding your status. Students classified as regular F-1 students or as full-time Canadian commuter students will not receive new documents or any additional communication. Students classified as part-time Canadian commuter students will receive a new I-20 and additional information, as their records are most affected by these changes.

You may change your classification at any time during your degree program. Please contact the International Programs Office prior to making any changes to your enrollment status or residential address so that we can review your record and advise you of how the changes will affect your classification.

  • Must reside in U.S. while attending school and provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll full-time (12 credits for undergraduate students, 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) each fall and spring semester; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for entire degree program, with expenses and funding for entire program.
  • Same SEVIS record with same SEVIS ID number for entire program.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the same SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; no need to transfer it to any other record.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student will retain I-94 while in U.S. and surrender I-94 at the border when departing U.S.
  • Eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year.
  • All of the above is based on continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester and residing in U.S. until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required. 
  • Does not need to reside in U.S. while attending school and does not need to provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll full-time (12 credits for undergraduate students, 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) each fall and spring semester; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for entire degree program, with expenses and funding for entire program.
  • Same SEVIS record with same SEVIS ID number for entire program.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the same SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; no need to transfer it to any other record.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student while retain I-94 throughout program while commuting between Canada and U.S. to attend classes.
  • Not eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year
  • All of the above is based on continuous full-time enrollment and commuting from Canada each fall and spring semester until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required.
  • Does not need to reside in U.S. while attending school and does not need to provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll part-time (less than 12 credits for undergraduate students, less than 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) for every fall and spring semester; student cannot enroll full-time; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for one semester, with expenses and funding for one semester.
  • New I-20 on a new SEVIS record with a new SEVIS ID number will be issued to student for each semester student attends.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the first SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; I-901 fee will be “rolled over” by International Programs staff to each subsequent SEVIS record for each semester, as long as student maintains continuous enrollment each fall and spring semester until program is completed.
  • If student enrolls for summer semester, a new I-20 on a new SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number will be issued and I-901 fee will be rolled from preceding spring semester’s I-20 and later rolled from summer to fall semester’s I-20. If student does not enroll for summer, I-901 fee will be rolled from preceding spring semester to following fall semester.
  • If students does not enroll for any fall or spring semesters, I-901 fee will need to be paid again on new SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student while retain I-94 throughout program while commuting between Canada and U.S. to attend classes.
  • After classes begin each semester, a second I-20 will be sent to them that will have a reduced course load (RCL) authorization for the duration of the semester. This RCL authorization will be due to the student’s classification as a part-time commuter student.
  • Not eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Not eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year.
  • All of the above is based on continuous part-time enrollment and commuting from Canada each fall and spring semester until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required.



International Programs Contact Information:

A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, C405
International@ltu.edu
248.204.4100