J-1 Employment

On Campus Employment

With approval from an ARO or an RO, J-1 students are able to participate in on-campus employment for 20 hours or less per week. In order to get approval for employment please complete the Employment Approval Form.

Off Campus Employment

J-1 students are also eligible for Academic Training directly related to their major. Requirements for academic training are:

  • The student is primarily in the United States to study rather than engage in academic training;
  • The student is participating in academic training that is directly related to his or her major field of study at UCO;
  • The student is in good academic standing with the post-secondary accredited academic institution; and
  • The student receives written approval in advance from the responsible officer for the duration and type of academic training.