F-2 visa holders (the family dependents of F-1 students) are now able to study in the United States on a part-time basis. F-2 students may study in either non-degree or degree-seeking status.
Undergraduate Degree Programs: https://www.csuohio.edu/international-admissions/international-admissions
Graduate Degree Programs: https://www.csuohio.edu/international-admissions/international-admissions-graduate-students
Non-degree Study - Graduate: https://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/graduate-admissions-non-degree-admission
Non-degree Study – Undergraduate: https://www.csuohio.edu/registrar/non-degree-student-information
Post-baccalaureate Programs: https://www.csuohio.edu/academics/post-baccalaureate-programs
Transient Study: https://www.csuohio.edu/registrar/transient-student-information 
Academic study as a degree-seeking candidate at CSU will require an F-2 student to meet all university and departmental admissions requirements. For example, English-language testing requirements and other admissions criteria will remain the same, whether the study is part-time degree, part-time non-degree, part-time certificate, etc.
What is considered part-time study at CSU?
- Undergraduate (including post-baccalaureate) Study: 11 credits or less per semester.
- Graduate Study: 8 credits or less per semester.
- Intensive English Language Study: no more than 3 courses per semester.
F-2 study limitations include:
- F-2 students may not be enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and a CSU academic program at the same time.
- F-2 students who are enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program:
- Are limited to no more than 3 courses per semester
- Will be tested and admitted on a space-available basis
- Must complete the entire IELP Level 4 curriculum in order to earn an official Completion Certificate.
- F-2 students may not be employed on the CSU campus.
- F-2 students may not participate in internship, practicum, clinical placements, cooperative education, or other forms of educationally-based experiential learning.
- F-2 students are not eligible to participate in either F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Two Important Enrollment Distinctions for F-2 Students:
- F-2 students can take online classes; there are no immigration-related restriction for either online or distance-education instruction, and
- F2 students can study at a college or university of their choice; they are not limited to academic study at the same university as the F-1 student.
For more information about F-2 academic study, please visit the following link:
Prospective F-2 students are encouraged to contact the following CSU offices for assistance:
CSU Center for International Services and Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU Campus 411/All-in-One: email@example.com
CSU Intensive English Language Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
 Transient Student Status can be at either the undergraduate or graduate levels.
 A change of visa status from F-2 to F-1 may be needed; contact the CISP for more information.
 F-1 visa status is required for either OPT or CPT participation.