Students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to be registered full-time during two of the three academic semesters each year. In most cases,|
students will be enrolled full-time Fall and Spring semesters and take the Summer as a vacation semester. Students enrolled for less than
full time (a minimum of 36 units OR the required number as set forth by academic degree program, whichever is higher) during the Fall
or Spring (or summer for summer graduates) must receive approval from an OIE advisor, BEFORE dropping to part time in order
to maintain legal status with immigration.