Enrollment RequirementsTo maintain your F-1/J-1 visa status, you must
- study on a full time basis toward your program
- finish your program by the program end date listed on your Form I-20/DS-2019
|Bachelor’s:||12 credits||LLM/SJD:||9 credits|
|Master’s/PhD:||9 credits (without an assistantship)||JD:||12 credits|
|6 credits (with an assistantship)||UCAELI:||22 hours/week|
|Exchange/non-degree:||12 credits (Bachelor’s), 9 credits (Master’s/PhD)|
Online CoursesF-1 Students: Only one online course (up to 3 credits) per semester may count towards meeting your minimum registration requirement. If it is your final semester and you only have one course remaining, it cannot be an online course unless you intend to finish your program outside of the U.S. or on a different visa type. (This rule has been relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic: visit this page for current online course policies). J-1 Students: No online courses may count towards meeting your minimum registration requirement. (This rule has been relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic: visit this page for current online course policies).
Academic Support for International Students
Use the University’s Academic Resources – UConn provides many on-campus resources to help UConn student succeed academically. Visit the University Resources to learn about further academic resources at your campus.