ISSS - F-1 Students - Reduced Course Load

Reduced Course Load

Students on F-1 visa are required to take full course load in order to maintain their status. There are three (3) exceptions to the rule and they are listed below:

  • Students having academic difficulties
  • Students in last semester of study
  • Students experiencing illness or medical conditions

Special permission is required prior to changing from full time status to part time status; you must notify and submit the required documents to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Once approved, a new Form I-20 will be issued to you authorizing reduced course load.

Reason for Reduced Course Load