Reduced Course Load

Students must get authorization from ISS prior to the beginning of each semester to be enrolled less than full-time. Students who are enrolled for less than full-time without authorization will be in jeopardy of losing their F-1 student status.

(Note: the reasons listed are not a guarantee for approval of part-time enrollment):

Request for Full Course Exception 
For the final semester of study with less than full-time units remaining to graduate:


Graduates Only

For post-baccalaureate students enrolled in final units, research, graduate projects, and/or comprehensive exams. 

  • Register for the courses you plan to take. Your schedule must be final at the time of submission.
  • Must have filed to Request to Graduate through Enrollment Services if this is your last semester.
  • Meet with your Graduate Advisor to confirm program requirements