When you get a visa, you must follow a set of requirements. Those who follow the requirements "maintain status" and ensure their ability to remain in the United States. Those who do not follow the requirements violate their status and are considered "out of status." If you do not maintain your visa status, you could be arrested, required to leave the United States and possibly not readmitted to the country.
If you fall out of status for reasons beyond your control, you may be eligible to apply for a reinstatement of status. Contact the Office of International Services (OIS) to learn if that is an option for you.
Upon Arrival to SLU
During Your Study at SLU
Ending Your Studies