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Register for Spring classes

Greetings from the International Students and Scholars Center. Registration for spring 2024 classes begins today. We are here to ensure your schedule meets immigration requirements. Please be sure to check My ASU for your specific registration date. 


Spring 2024 enrollment requirements 

As a reminder, F-1 and J-1 international students must enroll full time by the start of the spring semester on Jan. 8, 2024. Please prepare your class schedule so you meet full-time enrollment requirements, which include in-person credit requirements. Note that 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

Undergraduate student



Graduate student



Graduate student with an assistantship (TA/RA/GSA)




Please review the following important information about in-person credit requirements:

  • Although 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.
    For example, a student who has only in-person credit hours for session A and is only enrolled in online courses for session B would not meet the in-person requirements.
    • 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 2024 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. 8, 2024. The RCL eForm opens for spring 2024 submissions on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Please submit your Reduced Course Load Request eForm before the first day of classes.


The RCL eForm must be submitted by the first day of classes, but please note that neither your academic advisor nor the ISSC is required to approve your eForm request by the first day of classes. Please do not contact your academic advisor or the ISSC to expedite approval of this eForm request. You will not be penalized if your eForm is not approved by the first day of classes, as long as it was submitted by Jan. 8.


As a reminder, the ISSC is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.
  • Thanksgiving break: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23–24, 2023.


Have questions? Contact the ISSC.

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Virtual drop-in immigration advising

Mondays 9–11 a.m.

Tuesdays 1–3 p.m.

Thursdays 9–11 a.m.

Fridays 1–3 p.m.

(Arizona Time)

In-person drop-in immigration advising

Mondays 1–3 p.m.

Tuesdays 9–11 a.m.

Thursdays 1–3 p.m.

Fridays 9-11 a.m.

(Arizona Time)