are those family members who accompany the principal non-immigrant
visitor. Dependents who may
enter with, or later join the principal visitor, are limited
to the principal's spouse and /or children under 21 years
enacted Federal regulations (8CFR 214.2(f) and 214.3) have
limited full-time study for certain dependent categories.
spouses are prohibited from enrolling in full-time study. F-2
spouses may enroll in "avocational and
recreational" study (e.g. one English course or a sports
or music/art class).
children may be enrolled full-time in an elementary or
secondary school. Please note, however, that F-2 students
attending an elementary or secondary public school must
pay tuition at that school. Please
consult with the Education Department of the city or town
where you are residing.
J-2 spouse and J-2 children are currently permitted to
enroll in full-time study. However, please consult with an advisor
at the International Students and Scholars Office prior
to enrolling in full-time study as it is expected that
regulations may change to limit full-time study in J-2
dependent categories may include H-4s, L-2s, P-4s, As and
Gs. All of these
dependent categories currently permit part-time or full-time
study. For further
information, please contact an advisor at the ISSO.