To maintain your F-1 status, you must fulfill the following academic and immigration requirements. For further academic requirements, please refer to the most recent University Bulletin or check with your academic department.
Full-Time and Credits Earned
- Undergraduate Students:
- U0, U1, U2, U3 & U4 = 12 credits each semester
- Graduate Students:
- G0, G1 & G3 = 12 graduate credits
- G2 or G4 = 9 graduate credits
- G5 = 9 graduate credits, with Graduate School approval
- *Graduate students reach G2 or G4 level only after completing 24 graduate credits or being admitted with the equivalent credits already completed. G5 graduate status (6 credits, full-time equivalency) must be approved by the Graduate School and appear on the official University records as G5 before the first day of the semester.
- Exception: Part-time enrollment for last semester enrollment approved by an International Student Adviser for last semester, medical reasons, or academic difficulties in the first semester.