Office of International Programs

Academic Issues

International students have additional acdemic requirements that must be followed in order to maintain their student visa status. Those requirements include carrying a full time course load and limiting online course enrollment. We have listed the key regulations below, but we always encourage you to talk with the Internatioanl Office if you are considering dropping a course or have questions about your specific enrollment and if it meets the required immigration regulations.

Academic Level Minimum Enrollment Required
ESOL 6 Credits of Intensive ESOL 
Undergraduate 12 credits
Graduate 9 credits
JD Law 9 credits
LL.M. 9 credits

If your program is not listed here please

ask the USM International Office