Reduced Course Load

Students in F-1 immigration status are required to maintain full-time status (12 credits per semester) with a few exceptions listed below and described by Federal Regulations. You are required to obtain approval from the ISSO prior to dropping below 12 credits. If you will not meet these requirements for any of the scenarios listed below, you are not permitted to enroll in less than 12 credits without violating your F-1 status. If you are uncertain if you qualify for a reduced course load, please email the ISSO for an appointment with your advisor.

Please log into your ISSO Portal to submit a Reduced Course Load request. A link can be found in the sidebar to the left.