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GETTING SUSPENDED OR ACADEMICALLY DISQUALIFIED

 

Students that have been academically disqualified or suspended due to a student conduct violation may not be eligible to continue enrollment at UC San Diego. If you are unable to continue enrollment, you will need to take one of the following actions regarding your F-1 or J-1 visa status.

 


Review Your Options on What to Do Next:

Option 1: Depart the U.S.

Overview

You may choose to depart the U.S. for the duration of your disqualification/suspension. Your SEVIS record will be terminated on or after the date of departure and will no longer be valid for use. Review the Termination of F/J Visa Status page for additional information on terminations.

Once your SEVIS record is terminated, you are no longer eligible for the benefits of your visa status, including employment and travel and reentry. Any employment authorization will no longer be valid. You may not use the terminated I-20 or DS-2019 for work authorization or travel and reentry into the U.S. Once you are dismissed, do not travel and attempt to reenter the U.S. with the UC San Diego I-20 or DS-2019.

 


Important Note for F-1 students within a Year of Graduation

To return to the U.S. after your dismissal, you will request a new I-20/SEVIS record. In order to be eligible for F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization, you will need to complete at least one academic year on that new SEVIS record. Take this into consideration when reviewing your options.

 


Action and Timeline:

  • Submit the “Termination of Status Reporting Form” via iPortal. Visit the Withdrawal from UC San Diego page for submission instructions.
  • You must plan to leave the U.S. within the following timeline:
    • 15 days after the date of disqualification/suspension, or
    • 15 days after the date of appeal denial, or
    • 15 days after the quarter end date of your last enrolled term.
  • You may verify the date with an International Student Advisor.

Option 2: Transfer Your SEVIS Record to Another School

You may transfer your SEVIS record to a school that you are admitted to and that accepts F-1 or J-1 students. You can search for schools to transfer to on the following Study in the States website by city, education type (higher ed or language training) , and visa type:

 



Important Note for Academically Disqualified Undergraduate Students

In order to be re-admitted back to UC San Diego, you will want to carefully consider coursework at local community colleges or UC San Diego Extension’s program. In some cases, UC San Diego Extension will allow students to take classes at the English Language Institute (ELI) for one quarter and concurrently enroll at UC San Diego during the second quarter, either through the Extension Concurrent Enrollment Program or UC San Diego Summer Session (if appropriate).

 


Action and Timeline:

  • J-1 students: Contact an International Student Advisor to discuss transfer eligibility.
  • F-1 students: Submit the “Transfer Out Request” via iPortal. Visit the SEVIS Record Transfer to Another School page for submission instructions.
  • The SEVIS transfer date must be within the following timeline
    • 15 days after the date of disqualification, or
    • 15 days after the date of appeal denial, or
    • 15 days after the quarter end date of your last enrolled term.
  • You may verify the date with an International Student Advisor.
  • Once your record has been transferred, you must start full time enrollment at the other school at the next earliest enrollment start date. This date must be within 5 months of your last enrollment at UC San Diego.

Additional Information

It is important that you carefully review any communication from your College (undergraduate), Graduate Division (graduate students) or the Office of Student Conduct regarding your dismissal and any actions you must take in order to be eligible to return to UC San Diego.

 


Review Instructions on How to Return to UC San Diego:

If You Departed the U.S.

  • Make sure you are approved for readmission by your College (undergraduates) or Graduate Division (graduate students) in order to request an I-20 or DS-2019 from the International Students & Programs Office.
  • Submit the “Initial I-20/DS-2019 Request With New SEVIS ID” via iPortal. Visit the Returning from Terminations Due to Status Violations page for submission instructions.

If You Transferred Your SEVIS Record to Another Institution

  • Make sure you are approved for readmission by your College (undergraduates) or Graduate Division (graduate students) in order to request an I-20 or DS-2019 from the International Students & Programs Office.
  • Contact the International Student Advisor at your current institution and request the transfer of your SEVIS record back to UC San Diego.
  • Submit the “Transfer-In I-20/DS-2019 for Returning Students” in iPortal. Visit the Transferring Back to UC San Diego page for submission instructions.