in B-1/B-2 Immigration Classification
As of April 12, 2002, U.S. Federal regulations (8CFR 214.2(b) and
248.1(c)) prohibit visitors in B-1/B-2 immigration status from enrolling
as full-time students. Prior to beginning a full-time course of
study, B-1/B-2 visitors must apply for and be approved for a change
of status to F-1 or J-1 student classification by the Immigration
and Naturalization Service.
Visitors in B-1/B-2 status may take a class that
is considered short-term and recreational in nature (e.g. one English
language class or a sports or music class).
If you are in B-1 or B-2 immigration classification and are interested
in attending Boston University, please consult with an advisor at
the International Students and Scholars Office for guidance on maintaining