NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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FAQ

Q: Can I take a degree online if I am in the United States on a VISA?

Depending on the type of non-immigrant VISA you have.  Some types of non-immigrant VISAs will allow you to take one online/distance-based class per semester.  Others will allow you to take a fully online program.  Some general information is listed below; however, we suggest you check with the NDSU Office of International Programs regarding your specific VISA.

 

If you have...

H1 VISA - You can take a fully online program.

H4 VISA - You can take a fully online program.

F1 VISA - You can take up to 3 credits of online coursework each semester.

J1 VISA (student category) - You can take up to 3 credits of online coursework each semester.

J1 VISA (other than student category) - Check with our NDSU Faculty Immigration staff

J2 VISA - You can take a fully online program.

 

If there are any questions or doubts as to how many online classes you may be eligible for, please contact your international student or faculty immigration advisor.