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Summer full-time enrollment 

If you start your degree program at ASU in the summer semester or return to ASU on an initial or transfer-pending I-20 for the summer semester, you must meet full-time enrollment requirements by the start of the summer semester. 

You must be enrolled in credits throughout the entire summer semester.  You may enroll in Session A and Session B courses or Session C courses. Due to COVID-19, in-person requirements do not need to be met. 

If you are a continuing student, these enrollment requirements for summer do not apply. 

Full-time enrollment for summer semester is determined as*:

Academic levelMinimum credits requiredMinimum in-person credits
Undergraduate student4 credit hours4 credit hours
Graduate student3 credit hours3 credit hours
Graduate student with an assistantship (TA or RA)2 credit hours2 credit hours

Full-time enrollment for fall and spring semester is determined as:

All students are expected to maintain the minimum credits required in order to maintain their immigration status.  ASU Sync and ASU Immersion courses will be considered in-person courses. iCourses will still be considered online courses.  Full-time enrollment for fall and spring semester is determined as:

Academic level 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 (TA or RA) 6 credit hours 3 credit hours

*A hybrid course has a combination of in-person and online components and is considered in-person for immigration compliance.

Enrolling in a hybrid course or an iCourse may not be permitted or may be limited by some government-sponsored programs. If you are a government-sponsored student, make sure that have approval from your sponsor to take online or hybrid classes before registering.

Acceptable enrollment session combinations

Each semester, ASU offers courses in:

  • Session A (first session)

  • Session B (second session)

  • Session C (full semester)

  • Dynamic date (DYN)

In-person credits are required throughout the entire semester.

How to maintain full-time enrollment

  • Enroll full-time by the first day of the semester.

    • If you will be taking session B courses as part of your full-time enrollment, you must register for the session B courses before the first day of the semester (not the first day of the session). 

  • Audited courses do not count toward full-time enrollment requirements.

  • If needed, swap courses instead of dropping and adding to avoid falling below full-time enrollment.