University Enrollment

Enrollment requirements for J-1 students

To maintain legal status, you must be enrolled full time each fall and spring semester. You do not have to enroll in summer sessions unless you begin your program of study at IU in the summer.

To maintain full-time enrollment status:

  • Undergraduates must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester.
  • Graduate students must enroll in at least 8 credit hours each fall and spring semester.
    • Graduate students working as an Associate Instructor, Research Assistant, or Graduate Assistant (employed by their department for 15 to 20 hours a week [37.5–50% FTE] in one of these positions whose graduate department supports this enrollment) may enroll in 6 credit hours.