Administrators

Study Restrictions by Visa Type

This table below outlines study restrictions for various visa types and intends to serve as a general guideline for USD admission offices/administration. When approval or clarification is needed, please consult with the Office of International Students and Scholars for detail information and restriction. *Assistantship can only be granted for degree seeking F-1 students unless the individual has a valid EAD card (Employment Authorization Document).

VISA TYPE STUDY RESTRICTIONS
A-1/ A-2 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
A-3 Part-time only
B-1 Not allowed (casual, recreational classes only)
B-2 Not allowed (casual, recreational classes only)
WB, WT Not allowed (casual, recreational classes only)
C-1, C-4 Not allowed
C-2, C-3 Not allowed
D-1, D-2 Not allowed
E-1, E-2, E-3 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
F-1/F-2/ Full-time
*F2: Part-time ONLY *Children: allowed at K-12 level only *F3: Part-time ONLY
F-3 Part-time only
G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
G-5 Part-time only
H-1B Part-time only
H-1C, H-2A, B, H-3 Part-time only
H-4 Part/Full-time
I PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
J-1/J-2 STUDENT: Full-time
SCHOLAR: Part-time only (incidental to visit)
L-1/L-2 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
M-1/M-2 PRINCIPAL:Full-time
*Spouses: Part-time *Children: Full-time from K-12 only
NATO 1-7 Part/Full-time
O-1 Part-time only
O-2/O-3 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
P-1, P-2, P-3 Part-time only
P-4 Part/Full-time
Q-1, Q-2, Q-3 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
R-1/R-2 PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time
TN/TD PRINCIPAL: Part-time only
DEPENDENTS: Part/Full-time