F-1 students must enroll full time in order to maintain their non-immigrant status. Full time enrollment is 10 credits or more for master’s level and 12 credits or more for bachelor’s level students.
There is a special exception to this rule for the final quarter. F-1 students on their final quarter are considered full-time even if they are registered in less than full-time credits as long as they are registered in classes needed to complete their degrees.
Fill out this form to request a reduced course load for the final quarter.