International Students

Our International Students and Programs staff are available to assist you remotely. Please visit our HUB page for appointments, handouts, and presentations.

Current SEVP Guidance for F-1 Students (July 24, 2020) --CalArts is All Online for Fall 2020--


Student Requirements


Continuing Students1

Newly Admitted Students2

Course Modality (remote)

Remote OK with F-1 Status

Remote No F-1 Status

Course Load


Full or Part time

Physical Presence


Outside the U.S.

1Students whose CalArts SEVIS record is “Active”and transfer students who are in the U.S. whose SEVIS record has been transferred to CalArts.

2Students with “Initial” SEVIS record including new, transfer, and returning from leave-of-absence students who are outside of the U.S.

3For rare certain reasons, reduced course load may be permitted.

Expanded Walk-In Hours

Starting Aug 10

Tue-Fri: 10am-12noon

Mon-Thu: 2pm-4:30pm

Here are links to visa related information for International Students.

  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators: The leading organization for international education and exchange has up-to-date COVID-19 resources and news. (Updated almost daily)
  • ICE Guidance on COVID-19: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) post guidance documents and FAQs for Nonimmingrant Students and SEVP-Certified Schools. (updated July 24, 2020) 
  • EVP Information on COVID-19: Exchange Visitor Program (J visas) by State Department Future Programs Online vs In-Person Info. Update 6/25/2020 for J-1s.

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