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Fall 2023 registration

As you prepare for the fall 2023 semester, please remember that F-1 and J-1 international students must be enrolled full time by the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17, 2023. All students are expected to return to campus by their first day of classes. You should prepare your schedule so that you meet these enrollment requirements, which includes in-person credit requirements. As a reminder, all ASU Sync classes and iCourses are considered online courses and do not count toward in-person enrollment. If you need assistance with scheduling classes, please contact your academic advisor.

Enrollment requirements

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:  


Minimum credit hours required

Minimum in-person credit hours

Undergraduate student



Graduate student


Graduate student with an assistantship



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

  • 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 classes 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 ISSC for approval of your part-time enrollment no later than Aug. 17, 2023. The Reduced Course Load eForm will open for the fall 2023 semester on May 8, 2023. 

Please note that the 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 by the first day of class. Please do not contact your academic advisor or the ISSC to expedite approval of this eForm request.