With the required approvals, Monday, December 5, 2016, is the last day a graduate student or a law student may withdraw from the university or drop a class. If you want to drop a class or withdraw, please also remember how this could impact your immigration status.
All F-1 and J-1 students must be enrolled full-time to maintain a valid immigration status each fall and spring semester. Undergraduates must be enrolled for 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled for 9 hours where only one class, up to three hours can be online or web-based. If you would like to drop below what is considered full-time during the fall or spring semester, you would need to have prior ISSS permission or this would be violation of your F-1 or J-1 status.
There is a limited number of situations that an international student would be allowed to drop below what is considered full-time or to withdraw without an impact on the student’s immigration status. If you want to discuss your options to drop below full time or withdraw, please schedule an appointment to speak with an International Student Advisor to about your situation. You must have permission from an International Student Advisor before you drop a class that puts you below full time or before you withdraw if you want to maintain your valid immigration status.