Academic Standing and F-1 Status

Your academic standing at SF State could affect your F-1 status.  It is important for you to maintain good academic standing while studying full-time at SF State. 

Students will be placed on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification status when they are not in good academic standing. International students are considered in valid F-1 status while on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification as long as they are maintaining full-time enrollment.  However, students will lose F-1 benefits such as on-campus employment until they regain full-time in good academic standing.

Resources for Students on Academic Probation

Undergraduate Students: See Academic Probation on the Advising hub.

Graduate Students: See Probation and Mandatory Advising on Graduate Studies' website.

Academic Disqualification and Immigration Consequences:

If an international student is academically disqualified from SF State, he or she is no longer eligible to maintain F-1 status at SF State for the upcoming semester. The student must find another school to attend in the U.S. and receive a transfer I-20 from that school, or return to his or her home country.  Please make sure to speak to both your Academic Advisor and International Student Advisor at OIP to discuss your options.  See Transferring to Another School.