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Reduced Course Load

Reduced Course Load

Active F-1 students must obtain prior authorization through our office to drop below full-time course enrollment. Students who drop below a full-time course load without prior authorization are at risk of the termination of their immigration status.

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 Feb. 4, 2019 (the add/drop deadline) for the Spring 2019 semester

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