Incoming international students (Class of 2024) are welcome to enter the U.S. once they have secured an F-1 student visa. The latest a first-year student can arrive on-campus is September 13, 2020.
Incoming international students who are unable to enter the U.S. due to visa delays, travel restrictions, or other pandemic related limitations, may enroll in a fully online course load for the fall semester. If students are not interested in online classes, and would prefer to start in February or September 2021, they can request to defer their studies.
New international students (Class of 2024) who are in the U.S. may not enroll in classes that are online only and must enroll in at least one in-person hybrid course.
Returning international students may engage in a fully online course load from inside or outside the U.S., and keep their immigration status active.
If at some point during the fall semester St. Olaf College can no longer offer in-person classes due to health and safety concerns, and transitions to only online classes, all international students (regardless of their class year) may stay in the U.S. for the remainder of the semester.
If you are an international student or the guardian of an international student and have additional questions, please work directly with Assistant Director for International Student Engagement, Megan Carmès, at email@example.com.