USC players have been able to get visas for next season.
The university said Wednesday it was “working to determine” when they will be allowed to return to campus, but that it is not expected until mid-September.
The announcement came in response to a request from ESPN to clarify the status of students with new visas.
The USC Athletic Department said Wednesday that students with the new visas are “being allowed to leave campus on a limited basis to complete their undergraduate studies at USC.”
The department added that students who have already received visas and are “still enrolled” at the university will be given the opportunity to return in October.
USC said it was not providing further details.
The athletes who had previously received visas have been allowed to “continue their studies at other USC campuses,” the school said.
It was not immediately clear how many students had received visas in October and if they will receive visas in the coming weeks.
The school said the number of student visas available to students was “unclear.”
The USC Athletics Department had been working to determine the status and status of student athletes with the visas, said John Bohn, a spokesman for the school.
USC’s athletes had received more than 1,200 visas, according to the university, but it was unclear how many of them had been approved for visas and how many remained pending.
The number of students who had received visa extensions had been limited, Bohn said.
The department had previously said the program would expire Sept. 30.
USC athletic director David Boren said Wednesday the university would continue to “support student athletes” in their quest to return, but said that the school was not in a position to say when or where the program could resume.
He said the school had no timeline for when athletes would be allowed back on campus.
“We will work with our students and our staff to find the best and most appropriate way to return them to USC, but we will not have an answer for the time frame of that timeline until we have all the facts,” Boren told reporters.
He added that USC has a “deep commitment” to students.