Registration for spring 2023 classes has begun, and we are here to ensure your schedule meets immigration requirements.
Spring 2023 enrollment requirements
The ISSC would like to remind you that F-1 and J-1 international students must enroll full time by the start of the spring semester on Jan. 9, 2023. Please prepare your class schedule so you meet full-time enrollment requirements, which include in-person credit requirements. As a reminder, all ASU Sync classes are considered online courses and do not count toward in-person enrollment. If you need assistance with scheduling classes, please contact your academic advisor.
How many credit hours must I enroll in as an international student to be full-time?
To maintain SEVIS compliance, F-1 and J-1 international students must enroll in a full course of study and be inside the U.S. Students outside the U.S. cannot maintain SEVIS compliance. Please refer to the table below for a summary of full-time enrollment requirements:
|Student status||Minimum credit hours required||Minimum in-person credit hours required|
|Graduate student with an assistantship (TA/RA/GSA)||6||3|
Please review the following important information about in-person credit requirements:
- While you may register for credits in various sessions, you must enroll in “in-person” courses for credit throughout the entire semester (courses in session C or a combination of courses in sessions A and B).
- Hybrid courses are considered in-person courses and count toward the minimum in-person credit hours requirement.
- All ASU Sync classes are considered online courses and do not count toward the minimum in-person credit hours requirement.
- Hybrid courses combine in-person and online components and may not be permitted by some government-sponsored programs. If you are a government-sponsored student, make sure that you are permitted to take online or hybrid classes before registering.
What if I am graduating this semester?
If spring 2023 is your final semester, or if you are completing only thesis or dissertation hours and will be a part-time student, you must submit a request for an approved Reduced Course Load, no later than Jan. 9, 2023. The RCL eForm opens for spring 2023 submissions on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.