You must be full-time enrolled every semester, or receive OGS approval to be part-time. Please note, F-1 regulations stipulate that only one online class may count towards full-time status in any fall or spring semester.
You are eligible to be part-time if:
If you have any other reason, please speak to an OGS advisor during our walk-in hours.
You must register for a full-time course load. If you are enrolled on a part-time basis without OGS approval, you will lose the benefits of lawful student status and be unable to stay and study in the United States.
Graduate students registered for fewer than 12 credits are often considered to be doing the equivalent of full-time studies. This is called full-time equivalency and is something your academic department must evaluate and make a notation of in Albert. Once you get full-time equivalency from your department, you do NOT need to get approval to be part-time from the OGS.