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Spring Semester is almost here!

The spring 2019 semester is almost here. The International Students and Scholars Center provides information, programming and guidance to help you succeed at Arizona State University.

As a reminder, new and continuing F-1 and J-1 international students must be enrolled full time at ASU by the start of the spring semester, Jan. 7, 2019.

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


Status

Minimum credits required
per semester*


Minimum in-person credits*
Undergraduate student12 credit hours9 credit hours
Graduate student9 credit hours6 credit hours
Graduate student with an
assistantship
6 credit hours3 credit hours
*In-person enrollment is required throughout the entire semester (Jan. 7, 2019 – May 6, 2019).

Are you a government-sponsored student?

Check with your sponsor to see if you are permitted to take online or hybrid classes before registering.

Are you graduating this semester?

If spring 2019 is your final semester, or you are completing thesis or dissertation hours as a part-time student, you must submit a request for a Reduced Course Load eForm prior to Jan. 7.

Don’t forget…

  • Always check your ASU email for SEVIS immigration information, ISSC news and more.
  • The processing time for document requests is up to 10 business days, so please plan ahead. Document requests may be submitted using the ISSC eForm portal.
  • Update your local address in My ASU within 10 days of moving.
  • Ensure your phone number correct in My ASU.

We are here to help

Our Tempe office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with walk-in advising from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. every weekday except Wednesday and ASU holidays.

Visit us online for the most current information about advising and appointments, including the advising schedules for the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses. Stop by during advising hours to discuss your immigration- and visa-related issues.

Please contact the International Students and Scholars Center with any questions at 480-727-4776 or issc@asu.edu.