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International Student & Scholar Services

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Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
202-885-3350
Fax: 202-885-3354
isss@american.edu
Butler Pavilion, Room 410

ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041

Study in the United States for F-2 spouses and children

F-2 spouses and children are permitted to enroll in less than a full course of study at an SEVP-certified school even if the course of study leads to or counts towards a degree or certificate. F-2 spouses and children are not allowed to engage in a full course of study. If F-2 spouses and children wish to engage in study full-time, then the F-2 should change status to F-1. For children to qualify for F-2 status they must be underage 21 and unmarried.

Study in the United States for F-2 children: kindergarten through high school level (K-12)

F-2 children may only engage in full-time study at the K-12 level. You may find more information regarding K-12 level educationat the following webpages:

Fairfax County Public Schools

District of Columbia Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Employment in the United States for F-2 spouses and children

F-2 spouses and children are not allowed to engage in employment at any point during F-2 status (Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, On-campus employment, and etc.)