F-1 STUDENT REGULATIONS
Students arriving for the first time from overseas or transferring to A&M-Texarkana must check in with the Director of Student Life in order to update your SEVIS record. SEVIS requires that all students be registered within 30 days of first day of classes.Students beginning a new degree or program at A&M-Texarkana – need to file a change of level with SEVIS if you plan to stay at A&M-Texarkana for an additional degree at the same level of study (e.g. second bachelors or masters) or if you are moving from one level of study to another (e.g. bachelors to masters or masters to Ph.D.) A new I-20 will be issued in SEVIS from the Director of Student Life office. Contact the Director of Student Life office to inform the staff of this change prior to the start of the semester.
Students transferring from another U.S. university – must contact the Director of Student Life in order to obtain a transfer I-20. The Director of Student Life will need your transcript from the previous school, all original I-20’s, passport, I-94, and a completed A&M-Texarkana transfer form. The transfer must be completed in SEVIS within 21 days of class beginning. You will be required to obtain a transfer I-20 and a SEVIS a registration in order to be “in status” with BCIS.Students needing additional time to complete degree are required to file for a program extension if you are not able to complete your current degree by the date indicated in item number 5 on the original I-20 issued to you when you were admitted to A&M-Texarkana. The program extension is based on a justified academic reason for not completing degree in a timely manner.Students changing their major need to visit with their academic department and complete the appropriate forms to indicate the change in the A&M-Texarkana student system. You will need to contact the Director of Student Life to report the change. The Director of Student Life will make the change in SEVIS and issue a new I-20 indicating the change in major.Students and a reduced course load must seek permission to drop a class prior to dropping the class through the Registrar’s Office or on line. SEVIS requires the Director of Student Life to give permission to drop the class prior to dropping the class. If the student drops the class prior to approval by the Director of Student Life the student will be “out of status”.