International Students FAQs

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I have a conduct case pending with the Office of Student Conduct and am possibly facing suspension from the University. What should I do?

Contact the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) to discuss possible visa implications if you were to be suspended. You may e-mail OISS at oiss@udel.edu, call 302-831-2115 or visit the office, at Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main St., Newark, DE. OISS is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Also, be certain to check your University e-mail regularly for information from the Office of Student Conduct regarding your case and the student conduct process.

Finally, consider contacting a student conduct advisor to assist you in the student conduct process.

I receive notification from the Office of Student Conduct that I have been suspended from the University and banned from campus. What should I do?

You should immediately contact the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) to inform them you have been suspended. You may e-mail OISS at oiss@udel.edu or call 302-831-2115.

Since a student who is suspended is also banned from campus, an in-person visit is typically not possible. However, if you feel an in-person meeting is essential, please e-mail or call the Office of Student Conduct to request permission to be on campus to visit OISS. You must receive permission from Student Conduct before you can meet in-person with OISS.

Staff in OISS will explain your options from an immigration standpoint. They will also discuss expectations and deadlines related to your ability to remain in the United States.

I am suspended from the University of Delaware. Do I have to leave the United States? Will I be deported?

Please contact your international student advisor at OISS to discuss your immigration status and options.

While I am suspended from the University of Delaware, can I attend another institution in the United States?

Each student’s case and situation is different. Therefore, we recommend that you contact your international student advisor at OISS to discuss whether you are eligible for a transfer.

What if I am suspended from the residence halls only, but not the entire University?

US government requirements state that international students must have a current local address on file with OISS. Therefore, if you live on campus and are suspended from the residence halls only (not from the entire University), please update your local address with OISS once you have moved to a new off-campus location.

What is the difference between a passport, visa, and I-20? Which of these documents is affected by me being suspended from the University?

The passport is a document issued for travel by your home country. The I-20 is a document issued by OISS in order for a student to apply for an F-1 visa and to maintain legal status while studying in the U.S. The F-1 visa sticker in the passport allows for entry into the U.S. as long as it is valid.

Please contact your international student advisor at OISS to discuss your immigration documents and how suspension from the University affects your immigration status.

What criteria are considered by the University to determine if I am re-admitted following my suspension?

Decisions regarding re-admitting students are handled by the academic college to which the student is applying for re-admission (usually the college the student was affiliated with when they were enrolled prior to suspension). Decisions are generally dependent upon the student’s GPA. If a student was in good academic standing at the time of the suspension, the student is likely to be readmitted. For more details about criteria, you should contact the specific college to which you are interested in applying.

My suspension from the University is almost over. I want to come back to UD. What do I need to do?
  1. Contact the Office of Student Conduct to have your registration hold removed. (Click here to see a chart of when you should call OSC).
  2. The Office of Student Conduct will send you details regarding re-applying to the University. Complete the re-application process.
  3. Contact OISS to notify them that you have started the re-application process.
  4. Wait for notification that you have been admitted to the University.
  5. Contact OISS to have applicable government documentation issued to you.