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F-2 Visa Holders Now Able to Study Part-Time

The Department of Homeland Security has recently announced that visa holders in F-2 status may engage in part-time study at SEVP-certified school. This means that spouses and children of nonimmigrant F-1 students will have the opportunity to study part-time at Georgia Tech and other SEVP-certified schools if accepted using standard criteria. This part-time study may go toward the earning of a degree. 

While F-2 dependents will now have the opportunity to study part-time, they are still not eligible to apply for work authorization. In addition, they would be required to switch to F-1 if they would like to study full-time (12 credit hours). 

More information about this ruling from the Department of Homeland Security can be found on the Federal Register.  

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