General Information & Policies Affecting All F-1 Visa Holders

  • Full Course Load: Holders of F-1 student visas must register for and complete at least 12 credit hours each semester, of which only three hours can be in an Internet course.
  • Tuition payment: Payment of tuition, fees and on-campus housing is due at the time of registration.
  • Employment Restrictions: Government regulations require international students to certify that they have finances deemed sufficient by the College while pursuing their degree without employment. International students should not expect to support themselves through employment while attending NMJC.
  • CPT and OPT: Contact the NMJC SEVP Designated School Official regarding curricular and optional training opportunities for international students at NMJC.
  • Check in: Students must check in with the International office at the beginning of each semester.
  • Travel: If you plan to leave the United States, you must bring your I-20 to the international office for endorsement before you leave. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to return to the United States.

Questions regarding an International student’s immigration status should be directed to the Associate Registrar in charge of international student issues at 575-492-2578. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the correct visa and to maintain the appropriate immigration status while in the United States.