Break From Studies—No Enrollment
If you will be taking a leave of absence from your program of study and not enrolling in classes, you should notify OISS via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your e-mail with information about the actions we will take on your SEVIS record and the steps you will need to take if you choose to continue your education with Indiana University in the future. If you have questions about this information or if you wish to discuss your plans in greater detail, you may call OISS (574) 520-4419 to make an appointment with an advisor or you may email an advisor at email@example.com.
If you take a leave of absence from your program for more than one semester and are not enrolled during that time, we will terminate your SEVIS record which will end your legal F-1 status, and you will not be able to remain in the US as an F-1 student. This means that when you are ready to resume your program of study at IU South Bend, you will need to request a new I-20 from OISS and pay the SEVIS fee again before you can return to the US.
In addition, you will need to get a new US visa. Any student outside the US for more than 5 months will need to obtain a new US visa (see more info).
If you need to obtain a copy of your transcripts, please visit the registrar’s websiteto request a copy.
Please note that your IU email account may expire after you are no longer enrolled as a student at IU anymore.