Frequently Asked Questions
Q.When do I need to enroll?
If you have a 6 months permission to stay, the ideal time would be after your second month in the US. Also, If you have a 3 months permit, after 45 days, you should enroll; For transfer students within the 60 days grace period given to you by the USCIS to transfer to another school.
Q.Do I need to pay for my tuition in full upon enrollment?
Yes. If you choose to pay your tuition in full. However, for students who will have difficulty paying the tuition fee one time, Micropower offers an Easy-Payment-Plan. Your advisor will gladly discuss it with you.
Q.How long do I need to wait for my F1/M1 application to be approved?
This is how the process works: upon submission of your requirements and completion of enrollment, allow us to process your student file in 10 working days. Once your I-20 package is ready, we will call you to report to Micropower, to sign your I-20 application for mailing to USCIS. USCIS will send us your Notice of Action (case number for your application), USCIS usually takes 30 to 120 days average processing time for all change-of-status applications.
Q.Will I be Out of Status, If the USCIS have not given a decision on my F1/M1 application before my I-94 date of expiration?
As long as we have submitted your F1/M1 application to USCIS before the date of expiration of your I-94, your stay in the country is legal and you have not violated immigration laws of USCIS.
Q.What do I need to do when I get my approval?
You have to start attending your classes as soon as possible. Your F1/M1 approval will only be activated after you start attending your classes. Make sure that you start paying your tuition based on your payment plan.
Q.What will happen if I withdraw my enrollment after I have filed my F1/M1 application?
We will cancel your I-20 application and you will be charged the administrative charges for the processing of your F1/M1 application and the non-refundable registration fee for the school (please refer to the school catalog).
Q.Do I need to attend my classes?
YES! As per USCIS directives, International students should be attending a Full-Time course of 18 hours per week and as per our school catalog, student should complete the course hours in order to complete the program. Micropower will cancel any student’s F1/M1 status without prior notice, due to poor attendance.