Course Registration Requirements

This page reviews important course registration requirements for F1 student visa holders.

Failure to enroll in a full course load without authorized Reduced Course Load will result in termination of your F1 student visa status.

Full Time Course Load Requirements

Per the federal regulations, students on an F1 student visa must be enrolled in a full courseload.

Undergraduate Requirements (Includes Second Bachelor students)  
Graduate Requirements  

Online Courses

Students in F1 visa status may count 1 online course towards their full-time enrollment. Any courses that are taken above and beyond the required 9 or 12 credit hours may be online courses.

Education on Demand (EOD) Courses

EOD courses do NOT count towards the full courseload requirement. If you wish to take an EOD course, it must be above and beyond the required 9 or 12 credit hours.