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At Auburn the number one reason that a student goes out of status is working too many hours over 20 in any one week). The number two reason is failing to pursue a full course of study (9 hours for Graduate students and 12 for undergrads unless you have gotten PRIOR permission from a DSO before school begins). The third most common reason is failing to make degree progress or being dropped for a program. IF you should find yourself out of status, you must see Sue Ann Balch and/or a DSO/ARO to obtain detailed instructions on how to proceed to attempt to reinstate IF possible. Listed below are all of the reasons for which an international student could cause themselves to drop from status:
If you are in good standing at AU as an international student, exchange visitor, family member of the previous two, or an international employee of the University, you are eligible to obtain an Alabama Driver's license if you meet the following requirements:
Forms are available on our website under "Forms". Bear in mind that a driver's license is a privilege and NOT a right for both US Citizens and foreign nationals so during peak times of our office's processing be patient and wait for our email saying your letter is ready for pickup. (Not more than 30 days)
*I-20s and DS-2019s will NOT be extended for the purposes of obtaining a driver's license but ONLY for valid academic reasons.
Although the regulations allow you to apply up to 90 days prior to the program end date and 60 days after, DO NOT wait until the last 30 days to apply. Processing times for obtaining your card vary greatly. You run the risk of having a job offer and no way to work because your card will not have been approved. Your program end date coincides with the date you obtain your certificate of completion. For some people this may be the same as your graduation date.
NO. They are prohibited from working for pay either on campus or off campus.
YES. But they must first apply for and obtain and EAD card. See your ARO if you wish to apply for one.
Schedule an appointment to see either Sue Ann Balch.---the PDSO/RO or your DSO/ARO.
Schedule an appointment to see Sue Ann Balch.
Last Updated: January 22, 2013