Fall 2023 Enrollment Reminders

International Student Services (ISS) sent variations of the following message to all F-1 and J-1 international students who have a valid Form I-20/DS-2019 and are eligible to enroll for Fall 2023.

Dear Student,

This is a courtesy email reminder related to your requirements for this upcoming semester enrollment. Please take the time to read through the entire email as it is extremely important for your immigration status.

We want to remind you about your full-time enrollment requirements as an F-1/J-1 student so you can continue to maintain your status.


Complete ISO & ISS Check-in
New Students – All F-1 students with a Form I-20 in “Initial”, “Change of Level Pending”, or “Transfer-in Pending” are required to complete International Student Orientation & ISS Check-in by the start date of classes. All J-1 students with a Form DS-2019 with a program start date for Fall 2023 are required to complete ISO & ISS Check-in.
When does your I-20/DS-2019 expire?
Continuing Students – Check the expiration dates on your immigration documents, especially your Form I-20/DS-2019! If you need more time, you will need to submit a program extension request. If you need less time, you can submit a shorten program request.

Enroll Full-time

Student Classification Minimum total credits Minimum “in-person” credits Maximum online/remote credits to count toward full-time enrollment
Undergraduate 12 9 3
Graduate 8 5 3
Graduate w/ TA/PA 33.3% 6 3 3
Graduate w/ TA/PA 50% 4 1 3
Graduate w/ RA 33-50% 8 5 3
Dissertator 3 3 0
Final Semester Enrollment
If you will complete your program of study in this upcoming semester, and you need less than a full-time course load to graduate, you can apply for a Reduced Course Load for your final semester. The form can be submitted in Terra Dotta. This form requires a recommendation from your academic/faculty advisor. Please plan to discuss your academic status with your academic/faculty advisor to ensure you are on track to graduate. If you apply for a reduced course load (RCL), you might receive a new I-20/DS-2019. Please take this into consideration if you have international travel plans. You should always travel with your most recent I-20/DS-2019.
Completing your Academic Program this Semester
If you will complete your degree requirements this semester, please review the program completion webpage for guidance, and consult with an ISS advisor if you have any other additional questions.

We wish you the best as you start your semester!

Best regards,

Team ISS