Students who are experiencing stress or mental health related difficulties which challenge their ability to maintain their immigration status can consult with an adviser from the International Student Program (ISP) to explore their options. Seeking help or speaking with an advisor regarding stress or mental health issues does not affect your immigration status.
If health related issues cause a student to be unable to maintain a full course load, reduced course load authorization from ISP may be available while the student seeks assistance or is coping with the effects of stress or mental health related problems.
If the student needs additional time to achieve their academic goals or finish her or his program within the time limits previously set, due to mental health related issues, a program extension may be possible and the student should contact ISP for more information.
When a student is out of status, a reinstatement of legal status might be possible if the reason why status was not maintained is due to mental health related issues. Again ISP should be contacted as soon as possible.
It is important that you seek professional help. In order to qualify for most of the options above requires documentation from a professional care provider. Please contact ISP for more specific information.