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International Student & Scholar Services

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.)