Report any of the following to OIS within 10 days of the occurrence:
- Your address changes. Report these these through iStart.
- You leave your Academic Training position. Email us at email@example.com to let us know.
Most J-1 students are eligible for up to 18 months of Academic Training. However, the total Academic Training period may not exceed the amount of time spent in the full course of study. An additional 18 months may be possible for those who pursue and complete a Ph.D. program.
Eligibility for nondegree students
Nondegree students will be eligible for fewer than 18 months of Academic Training. As a nondegree student, you are only eligible to be in J-1 status for a total of 24 months—this includes your period of study and any Academic Training. If you are a nondegree student who has studied for two semesters at IU, you will be eligible for the equivalent of two semesters’ worth of Academic Training authorization.
Structuring your Academic Training
Academic Training may be taken in one period after completion of your program, or you may divide it by doing some in the summers, some while you are still taking classes and the remainder after graduation. If you obtain permission for six months of Academic Training during or after a bachelor’s degree and continue to study in a master’s program that is 18 months or longer, you will be eligible only for another 12 months of Academic Training in connection with your master’s degree.