Online Classes

No more than one online class (3 semester hours) per semester may be counted toward the full course of study requirement for F-1 students. F-1 students must enroll full time each academic semester. Full time is at least 12 semester hours for Undergraduate students and 6 semester hours for Graduate students. If you fail to comply with USCIS regulations while studying in the United States, you jeopardize your F-1 status.

Individuals in F-1 or J-1 student status should be aware that federal regulations restrict enrollment in distance learning and distance accessible programs. Due to these restrictions, full time distance learning or distance accessible programs are not open to F-1 or J-1 student visa status. Those on other visa types (i.e. H-1B, L-2, J-1 Research Scholar, etc.) may be eligible to participate. Please contact the Office of International Admissions and Student Services ( to verify your eligibility to study under your visa status. Visitor B visa holders are strictly prohibited from academic study in the U.S.