International Student Services

Change of Status

Students may change their status from one visa type to another visa type in order to continue as a student at SUU. This process can take several months, and students are encouraged to begin the process early.

Common changes include J to F-1, F-2 to F-1, and F-1 to F-2. Each process is listed below and help with the process is available in the Global Engagement Center.

Changing from J to F-1

This document outlines the process for changing from a J-1 visa to an F-1 visa.

Waiver Application Process (J)

The Two-Year Home-Country Physical Residency Requirement is common for J visa holders. More information available at Global Engagement Center.

Changing from F-2 to F-1

This document outlines the process for changing from a J-1 visa to an F-1 visa.

Changing from F-1 to F-2

This document outlines the process for changing from a J-1 visa to an F-1 visa.

Information on changing to other visa types can be found on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website: Change My Nonimmigrant Status