F-1 and J-1 students are eligible for one online/distance education class or 3 credits per semester (session) to be counted towards the “full course of study” requirement.
An international student must receive approval from an International Advisor in the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) by completing a Distance Education Clearance Form for International Students before enrolling in distance education courses. (Note: This form is distributed by ISSO only.)
For additional information on distance education as it relates to an international student please contact ISSO at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 334-7551.
*The F-1 Visa/Status allows a qualified non-immigrant to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program.
*The J-1 Visa/Status is a non-immigrant visa/status issued by the United States to research scholars, professors, and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.