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Information for Current MSETM International Students

Rules for enrolling in distance education (online) course

The electronic code of Federal Regulations at 8 CFR, 214.2(f)(6)(i)(G) reads:
(G) For F-1 students enrolled in classes for credit or classroom hours, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per session, term, semester, trimester, or quarter may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken on-line or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination or other purposes integral to completion of the class. An on-line or distance education course is a course that is offered principally through the use of television, audio, or computer transmission including open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, or satellite, audio conferencing, or computer conferencing. If the F-1 student's course of study is in a language study program, no on-line or distance education classes may be considered to count toward a student's full course of study requirement.

Please note that your home country may also have rules and stipulations for taking distance education courses. Always check with the WKU International Student Office if you have questions about your legal status, I-20s, student visas, immigration laws, and DHS regulations.


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 Last Modified 10/22/18