Effective May 29, 2015, F-2 adult dependents of F-1 students studying in the United States may now study in degree and non-degree academic programs in the U.S. An F-2 spouse or F-2 child may enroll in less than a full course of study, as defined in 8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(i)(A)-(D) in any course of study or program at a SEVP-certified college or university. Less than full-time enrollment at OSU is defined in the following ways:
Undergraduate Degree/Non-degree - 11 credits or less per term
Graduate Degree/Non-degree - 8 credits or less per term
INTO OSU Academic English - No more than 9 credits per term
Should a student in F-2 status wish to enroll in a full-time course of study, they must change their status to F-1. A full-time course of study as an F-2 student is considered a violation of immigration status. Please make an appointment with an International Student Advisor to discuss a change of status inside or outside the US.
Dependents on a J-2 visa are allowed to study part-time or full-time in either a degree or non-degree program.