You can work on-campus a maximum of 19.5 hours per week while classes are in session. You can work unlimited hours during official school breaks, including the summer. Employment is not guaranteed.
How do I apply?
To apply for on-campus work authorization, you must submit both these items to the International Admissions Office front desk:
- Completed items from the on-campus work authorization checklistListen (PDF will open in a new window)
- Job offer letter from the hiring supervisor
What happens after I apply?
Please allow 1 to 3 business days for this request to be processed. You cannot start work until you receive written approval from the International Admissions Office.
If you lose your F1 status at any time during your employment, your work authorization will be terminated immediately. Re-authorization to work on campus may be required at the start of each new semester. When you complete studies, or when your I-20 expires (whichever happens first), on-campus employment will end immediately.
Visit Study in the States (link will open in a new window) for more information about work authorization.
Updated April 19, 2016