Spring 2021 Plan - All Instructions are Online

Please contact us if you don't fit into the categories below or if you have questions.


Where can I find FAQ for newly admitted or deferred students for Spring 2021?

 

I-20, DOF, and F-1 Visa FAQ are located in the International Admission section.


  • You can enroll online from outside the U.S. for Spring 2021.
  • We are canceling Spring 2021 I-20s.  You cannot enter the U.S. for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Please postpone your visa appointment to after May 2, 2021. If you already obtained F-1 visa you can use it to enter the U.S. for the future semester.
  • If the visa fee is already paid it is usually valid for one year.
  • We will start issuing Fall 2021 I-20s with the same SEVIS number in April 2021. We will email you more information on the required documentation for I-20.
  • SEVIS fee stays with the same SEVIS number. You can also transfer the SEVIS fee to another SEVIS number.
  • Please do not plan on entering the U.S. until we have more information for Fall 2021.
  • No campus jobs are allowed.

  • You could enroll fully online in a full-time course load to maintain F-1 status.  (There are some exceptions.)  
  • This includes transfer students who remained in the U.S. for summer and currently in "Active" CalArts SEVIS status.
  • You could travel in and out of the U.S. if you have a valid visa. If needed, you could renew your visa if you are in "Active" status.
  • The online semesters count towards the CPT/OPT eligibility if you maintained good F1 status in or out of the U.S.
  • Students in "Active" F1 status can have remote student assistant or teaching assistant jobs.
  • If needed, the social security number for campus jobs can be obtained only when you are physically in the U.S. 

  • It will not be possible to reactivate your SEVIS record for Spring 2021. Your new I-20 will have a new SEVIS number for Fall 2021.
  • You can continue enrolling online from outside the U.S.
  • You cannot enter the U.S. for Spring 2021.
  • We will email you about Fall 2021 I-20 in early February.
  • You will need to complete 2 more semesters as an F-1 student before you can apply for OPT/CPT.
  • No campus jobs
  • If you are considering to extend your LOA please speak with Academic Advisors (BFAs) and/or your mentor/program director (BFAs and graduate students)

  • Same as Newly Admitted Students Enrolled Online for Fall 2020 from Outside the U.S.

  • You could enroll fully online in a full-time course load to maintain J-1 status.
  • You could travel in and out of the U.S. if you have a valid visa. If needed, you could renew your visa if you are in "Active" status, but it may be difficult.

  • Please consult with the Fulbright Office. 
  • If you are considering extending your LOA please speak with your mentor/program director.
  • No campus jobs
  • If you need to change your visa to F1 for Fall 2021 please contact our office.
  • We will start issuing Fall 2021 I-20s in April 2021. We will email you more information on the required documentation for I-20.

  • If you have updates on your visa status please let our office know.