Dismissal, Academic Integrity, & Visa Consequences

An academic violation, such as failing to meet degree program minimum GPA requirements or being caught in an academic integrity situation, does not directly impact an international student’s F-1 or J-1 visa status. However, if such a violation ultimately causes a student to be academically dismissed (suspended or terminated) from their program the consequences for one’s visa status can be severe.

Please view our handout on Academic Dismissal Effects on Immigration Status for F-1 and J-1 Students for more on your rights and responsibilities.