What areas does ISSO cover?
- University life
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All F-1 visa holders are automatically eligible to seek student employment, but employment is not guaranteed. You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week in any department or SCAD office during the academic year. During break periods, you can work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Learn more on MySCAD.
You may volunteer your time and skills in any non-paid position provided that position is not normally held by a paid worker. Non-paid work does not require any work authorization, but you must maintain full-time enrollment unless you are participating in a Curricular Practical Training internship.
Employment outside of SCAD
You must obtain U.S. work authorization for any paid position outside of SCAD. If you have an F-1 visa, you cannot apply for employment outside of SCAD until you have F-1 status for at least three quarters. You cannot accept employment outside of SCAD without USCIS authorization.