Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2021 Guidance and Coronavirus/COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a series of FAQ COVID-19 pages dedicated to specific topics, such as employment. OIE continues to update these pages on a regular basis. 

Immigration regulations and policies are subject to change and may change rapidly without much advance notice.  Students should routinely review our FAQs, the university’s Coronavirus Information page, as well as read all university emails sent to their Andrew account.

 

Spring 2021 Semester FAQs for Continuing Students

Updated January 12, 2021

Questions related to the spring 2021 semester for F-1 schools and continuing students. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) has not yet issued any guidance regarding enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester. We will communicate should they issue new guidance however, in the meantime, these FAQs are in response to the guidance issued last summer. 

Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance FAQs for Newly Admitted F-1 Students

Updated December 7, 2020

Questions related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Fall 2020 guidance for F-1 schools and newly admitted students, including transfer students.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) has not yet issued any guidance regarding enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester. We will communicate should they issue new guidance however, in the meantime, these FAQs are in response to the guidance issued last summer. 

Employment Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs 

Updated September 18, 2020

Questions related to pre and post-graduation work opportunities, such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Study Abroad Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs 

Updated June 3, 2020

Questions related to Study Abroad amidst the coronavirus pandemic.