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Please refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page to review the enrollment requirements for your program.

Yes. Continuing students with an active SEVIS record may remain in the United States as long as they are enrolled full-time and maintaining F-1 status. Continuing students are not required to have an in-person course so all courses may be online. Since UCF is offering a significantly greater number of in-person courses in Fall 2021, most programs will not be able to accommodate a fully online schedule in Fall 2021 so it may be necessary to take in-person courses on-campus.

Students who have an initial I-20 or DS-2019 for the Fall 2021 semester must have an in-person course. Please refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page to review the enrollment requirements for your program.

Yes. You should enroll full-time in online classes (if available) from outside of the U.S. in order to maintain an Active SEVIS record.

We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in our community and on campus and will share any updates to UCF’s plans with the campus community. The UCF coronavirus website is also kept updated with the latest information.

International students returning from Brazil, China, India, Iran, or South Africa may return to the United States directly under the National Interest Exception within 30 days of the start of the Fall 2021 semester. International students returning from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland may continue to travel directly to the United States under the National Interest Exception without date restrictions. New students entering the US may only enter up to 30 days before the start of classes.

Yes. Currently, all travelers returning to the United States are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within 3 months.

UCF is following the CDC guidelines on returning from international travel. Current CDC guidance outlines different requirements regarding testing and self-quarantine depending on vaccination status. Since guidance is fluid, it is important to review the CDC website when planning your return to the United States.

Your UCF Global Immigration Advisors are here for you! Please call UCF Global at 407-823-2337 to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting with an advisor.

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No. Since Fall 2020, employees are not permitted to perform remote duties from outside of the United States.

As a faculty member, if you test positive or have symptoms:

  • Stay home.
  • Call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509.
  • Notify your chair.
  • If you are ill, take sick leave. Work with your chair to arrange substitute instruction or
  • If you feel well, your class may be temporarily remote until you are cleared to come
    back. Your chair will email Jana Jasinski, and you will be notified of the decision.

Find more information on faculty guidance.

UCF Global will communicate with admitted students to provide additional guidance.

We are aware that many U.S. consulates have cancelled visa interviews due to COVID-19. You may contact the U.S. consulate to reschedule your visa interview according to the instructions provided on the consulate’s website once they resume normal operations.

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