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Can I audit courses?
Audited courses (sitting in on a course for which you will not earn a grade or credit) is allowed, but it does not count toward your full-time enrollment minimum, as defined in Enrollment Requirements.
Can I take courses at another college/university?
Enrollment is required each Fall and Spring semester at the institution which issued the I-20 or DS-2019. You may be eligible to enroll in courses at another institution, including UW Colleges or UW Extension, to fulfill degree requirements. You must have permission from your academic advisor to do so. If your UW-Madison course enrollment will not meet the minimum enrollment requirements, you must also have permission from ISS.
I’m graduating next semester, but there aren’t enough required courses for me to take this semester. Can I apply for a reduced course load?
No. A reduced course load can only be authorized in your final semester of study (fall, spring, or summer) and not the semester prior to your final semester. If none of the reasons on the Reduced Course Load Application apply to your situation, then a reduced course load cannot be granted.
Can I apply for a reduced course load if I’m failing a class?
If none of the reasons on the Reduced Course Load Application apply to your situation, then a reduced course load cannot be granted. We would encourage you to speak with an ISS advisor and your academic advisor to discuss available resources for academic support.