Maintaining J-1 Status
Every J-1 Student must be aware of his or her responsibilities and obligations for remaining in status; failure to do so can result in deportation.
Maintain Required Documentation
- Valid DS-2019 form
- Valid passport
- I-94 marked D/S (which stands for duration of status)
The DS-2019** is initially issued for the period of the exchange program but if academic training is authorized a new DS-2019 must be issued by the Responsible Officer (RO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in order for J-1 students to remain in status.
- Maintain full time student status —for undergraduates, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
- Never engage in employment before being authorized to do so by the Office of International Programs.
- Maintain Washington College health insurance coverage including any time engaged in practical training.