The information within this page is intended for F-1 or J-1 Students at Wake Forest University. This information is subject to change based on changing immigration regulations and University policies. 

Always seek information regarding your visa status directly from professionals within the Center for Immigration Services and Support (ISS) team.  

Always seek information regarding program policies from your individual programs.

As a Wake Forest University F-1 or J-1 visa-sponsored student, you must follow the academic integrity policies specific to your school.  

An academic or judicial violation, such as failing to meet minimum GPA requirements for specific degree programs, or committing plagiarism, 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 or suspended from their program the consequences for one’s visa status can be severe

Academic Dismissal and Appeal

If an F-1 or J-1 student is academically dismissed (suspension) during or after the semester resulting in the inability to enroll for classes, there can be serious immigration consequences. This may include termination of visa status and departure from the U.S. 

You may have the opportunity to appeal* your dismissal, which would have various results depending on a student’s specific situation.  For example:

If you are academically dismissed and your appeal was denied, then ISS must, by federal law, terminate your SEVIS record immediately after the date on which the dismissal was issued. Once your SEVIS record is terminated, you will be considered “Out of Status” and you must leave the U.S. immediately.  

*ISS is not involved in the appeal process.