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Please note that F-1 and J-1 international students must be enrolled full time by the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17, 2023. It is the university’s expectation that you will attend ASU in person for the fall semester. ASU Sync classes are considered online and will not count toward the in-person enrollment requirement. Please make sure you are meeting normal full-time enrollment requirements.

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. Note that students outside the U.S. cannot maintain SEVIS compliance.


Minimum credit hours required

Minimum in-person credit hours

Undergraduate student



Graduate student


Graduate student with an assistantship


  • While you may register for credits in various sessions, you must enroll in on-campus courses for credit throughout the entire semester (session C or a combination of sessions A and B). 
    • ASU Sync classes are considered online and will not count toward the in-person enrollment requirement. 
    • Hybrid courses are considered in-person courses that 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 before registering that you are permitted to take online or hybrid classes.

Are you graduating this upcoming fall 2023 semester?

If fall 2023 will be 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 to the International Students and Scholars Center to receive approval of your part-time enrollment no later than Aug. 17, 2023. Please submit your reduced course load eForm prior to the first day of classes.  

Please note that this RCL eForm must be submitted prior to the first day of classes, however, neither your academic advisor nor the ISSC are required to approve your eForm request by the first day of class. Please do not contact your academic advisor or the ISSC to expedite approval of this eForm request.