Statement on Recently Rescinded U.S. Customs and Immigration Rule
The U.S. customs and immigration directive that, among other things, would have required international students to leave the United States if their institution offered classes entirely online in the fall semester, has been rescinded by federal immigration authorities.
This means that international students, including Bellevue University’s international residential students with F-1 status, will not be impacted by the directive and will be allowed to remain in the United States with more flexible options to study both online and in-person at Bellevue University's main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Bellevue University fully intends to offer in-class options, as well as online options, for the fall term, which begins August 31, 2020. Bellevue University will continue to provide up-to-date information to international students and the campus community about planning for fall operations. University guidelines, developed in accordance with health and government guidelines, including social distancing, face coverings and heightened cleaning protocols, will be in place across the campus facilities.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 57,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).