It is very important for international students to stay in legal immigration status at all times. The Office of International Student Services (OISS) is here to advise you, but it is your own responsibility to maintain your status.
Why is it important to stay in status?
If you fall out of status, you risk serious problems with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This could affect your ability to obtain a US visa or enter the US in the future. In addition, your ability to receive employment authorization depends on you maintaining legal status.