Reduced Course Load

As of August 12, 2019:The Reduced Course Load Process is 100% Paperless! Please review How to Apply for specific application instructions.

All F-1 or J-1 international students must obtain prior authorization from our office to drop below full-time course enrollment. Students who drop below a full-time course load without prior authorization will fall out of legal status. Students must be eligible for Reduced Course Load to apply.

Full-time Course Load Guidelines

  • Undergraduates: a full-time course load = minimum of 12 credits.
  • Graduates: a full-time course load = minimum of 9 credits.

Reduced Course Load applications must be submitted to ISSO no later than the Add/Drop deadline for the semester in which they are applying for.

Please review the eligibility requirements and the application instructions for further information.