Maintain your student status

As a reminder, Arizona State University F-1 and J-1 international students must be enrolled full time by the start of the fall semester, Aug. 16, 2018.

How many credits must I enroll in as an international student? 

To maintain SEVIS compliance, F-1 and J-1 international students must enroll in a full course of study. A full course of study, or full-time status, is determined by:

  • the number of credits in which you are enrolled for the semester
  • the number of in-person and online credits you are enrolled in
  • the combination of sessions (A, B and C) you are enrolled in
  • whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student


Minimum credits required

Minimum in-person credits

Undergraduate student

12 credit hours

9 credit hours

Graduate student

9 credit hours

6 credit hours

Graduate student with an assistantship

6 credit hours

3 credit hours

What are the acceptable session combinations? 

While students may register for credits in various sessions, they are required to enroll in on-campus courses for credit through the entire semester. Hybrid courses have a combination of 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.

Combinations allowed to maintain SEVIS compliance are:
  • Session C only (recommended)
  • Sessions A, B and C
  • Sessions A and B
  • Sessions A and C
  • Sessions B and C
What if I will be graduating this semester? 

If fall 2018 is your final semester,or you are completing thesis or dissertation hours only and will be a part-time student, you must submit a request to the ISSC for approval of your part-time enrollment no later than Aug. 16, 2018.

Please contact the International Students and Scholars Center with any questions at 480-727-4776 or