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Online Study Restrictions

For Non-Illinois Residents

Some state boards of higher education prohibit students enrolled in out-of-state programs from participating in clinical practice and online courses offered by an educational program located in another state. If you are not an Illinois resident, check with your program of study to find out if you can participate in these activities.

For International Students

If you are an international student, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires the following:

  • F-1 visa holders must be registered as a full-time student to maintain status (full-time status definitions can be found in our University catalog)
  • Only one online course per semester may be used to meet the full-time status requirement

These requirements limit admission into Rush programs that are offered on an online platform. It may also postpone your completion of a program that offers part of their curriculum online. Please note that F-1 visa holders are not eligible for admission to fully online programs, therefore online restrictions for those programs do not apply.

If you are an international student and are interested in applying to one of the College of Health Sciences programs, email the CHS admissions office for more information.