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Maintaining a Full Course of Study

To maintain SEVIS compliance, F-1 and J-1 international students must enroll in a full course of study by the start of the fall and spring semesters. If your first semester at ASU (not Global Launch) begins during summer session, you must follow the summer enrollment requirements. 

Enrollment

 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

Academic Level

Minimum Credits Required

Minimum In-Person/Hybrid 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

Acceptable Enrollment Session Combinations

While students may register for credits in various sessions, students 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-sponsor programs. Combinations allowed to maintain SEVIS compliance are:

  • Session C only (recommended)Full Time Enrollment

  • Sessions A, B and C

  • Sessions A and B

  • Sessions A and C

  • Sessions B and C

Sponsored Students

If you are a government-sponsored student, make sure that you are permitted to take online or hybrid classes before registering.

First Semester Summer (Starting | Returning)

To maintain SEVIS compliance, F-1 and J-1 international students who start their degree program at ASU for the first time in the summer semester and students returning to ASU for the summer semester on an initial or transfer I-20 must enroll in a full course of study by the start of the summer session. 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

Academic Level

Minimum Credits Required

Minimum In-Person/Hybrid Credits

Undergraduate student

4 credit hours

4 credit hours

Graduate student

3 credit hours

3 credit hours

Graduate student with an assistantship

2 credit hours

2 credit hours

While students may register for credits in various sessions, students 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 sponsor programs.

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