Work Authorization

All F-1 and J-1 students are permitted to work on-campus for a limited number of hours without additional authorization. Details on work, including off-campus work, can be found below:

For a complete list of Work Authorization forms, please look at our Request Forms page.

F-1 Work Authorization

F-1 students are only at eligible to work at GVSU without any additional immigration authorization as follows:

  • Maximum 20 hours per week during the regular semester (Fall & Winter semesters)
  • Maximum 40 hours per week during breaks (Spring Break, Winter Break, Spring/Summer semesters)

For information on work authorization off campus BEFORE graduation, visit CPT Information

For information on work authorization off campus AFTER graduation, visit OPT Information

J-1 Work Authorization

J-1 International Students are only eligible to work at GVSU and only during their studies.

Academic Training (AT) is work authorization for J-1 students after program completion. Some J-1 students may be eligible for AT after their program ends. Students should make an appointment in their last semester to discuss eligibility. To schedule an appointment please email [email protected]

Page last modified June 6, 2023