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Can a foreign student get a visa to study part time to get a advanced degree if a local sponsor will pay the school expenses and also give accommodation and living expenses.
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Hello, my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions. I have 34 years experience as a licensed immigration attorney.
No, the US immigration laws require a student to study full time to maintain F1 student status.
F-1 students must maintain legal status by enrolling in a full course load every quarter.
Undergraduate students must have a minimum of 12 units every quarter.
Graduate students must have a minimum of 10 units every quarter.
Doctorate students who have advanced to candidacy only need 5 units to maintain full-time status.
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