Message from Provost Blake Regarding New Regulations on Student Visas

GW campus
July 08, 2020

Originally published on GWToday


The George Washington University is proud to enroll international students from more than 130 countries. We have reviewed the new federal government regulations on student visas.  Under the model proposed for GW’s fall semester and now under review by the District of Columbia government, we will offer classes both in-person and online. We believe that GW international students who take a mix of in-person and online classes will continue to qualify for F-1 student visas under the new government rules and be allowed to remain in the United States. Our International Services Office will support and advise our students on compliance with the rules.

As a member of the American Council on Education (ACE), GW supports ACE’s efforts to encourage the government to revisit these regulations and offer international students and institutions flexibility as we continue to protect health and safety and achieve our educational mission for all of our students.