Maintaining Full-Time Equivalency

Students on F-1 and J-1 visas are required by law to have their full-time or full-time equivalent status posted early each fall and spring semester. To request FTE (after registering for at least 9 points), please refer to the link below and fill out the form accordingly. You'll receive a confirmation via email when it's posted.

There are typically two exceptions to the FTE requirement, described below, however you must receive specific permission from the OGS for this, by filing this online form.

Permission for PT enrollment is generally granted in these situations:

  1. First year students taking English proficiency classes may enroll part-time for courses in their major.
  2. Students in their last semster of study with fewer than 9 points to complete their degrees are entitled to enroll part-time for that one semester. Such students need to contact OGS to receive their part-time status approval.