The University of Arizona highly values international students and is committed to following U.S. federal regulations, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) restrictions related to pursuing online courses or educational activities while outside the U.S.
OFAC restrictions vary by country and online learning content. Please review this reference guide for details.
New Student Messaging and Holds
To ensure compliance with OFAC regulations, new students from OFAC-sanctioned countries are informed about OFAC by email after admission, and a hold blocking enrollment is placed on their accounts.
Students have the following options for hold removal:
- Submit the Visa and Travel Update e-form in MyGlobal to show proof of a valid student visa to travel to the U.S.
- Submit the Check-In e-form in MyGlobal to show proof of entry to the U.S.
- Work with the University of Arizona Export Control Office to secure a license for remote enrollment, if required.
Continuing Student Messaging
Continuing students from OFAC-sanctioned countries receive a reminder email at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Export Control Office if they will be enrolling in coursework or engaging in other research or educational activities while outside the U.S.
How to Obtain an OFAC License
Students who wish to pursue their studies while outside the U.S., must contact the University of Arizona Export Control Office. The Export Control team will determine if the student needs an OFAC license and ask for the required information to apply for the license on the student’s behalf. Licenses can take several months to be issued by the federal government, so students should contact Export Control as soon as possible.
Contact Export Control at firstname.lastname@example.org.