Reduced Course Load

Immigration regulations require that J-1 students maintain a full course of study (12 credits each semester for most students; 9 credits each semester for Graduate Students with an Assistantship). However, the regulations do permit a "Reduced Course Load" in very limited situations.

If a student cannot enroll full-time, they must be approved by International Student Services for a Reduced Course Load before dropping below full-time. 

Learn about the types of Reduced Course Loads by choosing from the pages below.