Incoming international students enrolling in fully online classes will not be able to enter the U.S. this fall, according to ICE guidelines.
The U.S. has rescinded a policy that would have stripped international students taking all-online course loads of their visas.
Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps and Claremont McKenna are suing the federal government over a recent ICE ruling impacting international students.
News that Pomona and Scripps classes will be online next semester came two days after an ICE announcement that has left international students unsure of next steps.
New rules issued by ICE would put many international students at risk. The 5Cs must create strong plans to protect all of their international students.
With classes online, some students who live abroad have had to choose between preserving their sleep schedules or engaging with their classmates.
After Pomona College sent most students away in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, about 100 students remain on campus as of Friday.
A coalition of Pomona College students organizing as #HomelessAtPomona say that many petitions to remain on campus have been rejected.
The 5Cs ordered students to leave campus Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing concern among international and low-income students.
Third-culture kids, or those whose culture is different from their parents, face unique challenges growing up and in going to college.