All F-1 and J-1 international students must register full-time every semester or receive approval from the OGS to register part-time. Please note, F-1 regulations state that only one online class may count towards full-time enrollment in any fall or spring semester.
You are eligible to register part-time if:
If you are unable to register for any courses due to a medical or personal reason, review how to take a leave of absence. If you have any other reason, please speak to an OGS advisor during our walk-in advising hours.
You must register full-time. If you register part-time 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 register part-time from the OGS.