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International Student Services at Lehman College

On Campus Employment

Before you apply for your Form I-20 YOU MUST NOT BE WORKING WITHOUT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO WORK YOU MUST RECEIVE AUTHORIZATION FROM THE ISSO.
YOU MUST CONSULT YOUR ISSO ADVISOR FOR WORK AUTHORIZATION.

Your F-1 student status permits you to work on campus while you are enrolled in a full course of study.

General Eligibility Requirements:

1. You must be in valid F-1 Status in a degree level program (ESL students please contact the ISSO office)
2. You must maintain F-1 Status during campus employment which means:

a) You are a full-time registered student (except for approved exceptions - read about maintaining status)
b) Be in good academic standing
c) Have a valid Form I-20

Time Limits:

You are allowed to work:
1) Part-time (20 hours per week or less) during regular full-time semesters (Spring & Fall)
2) Full-time during the Winter and Summer sessions

Expiration of On-campus Employment Eligibility:

Your on-campus employment authorization ends:
1) When you graduate (even if your Form I-20 expiration date is in the future)
2) When you transfer to another college
3) If you violate your F-1 status

For addional information, questions and work authorization request process, please contact an International Student Advisor.