Enrollment Requirements

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International students must report to the school at the start of each spring and fall semester as well as summer if that is the first or last term of their program. The visa status of students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa who are not enrolled full time AND present at the school at the start of each spring & fall semester (and summer if it is the first or last term of the program) will end.  International students must enroll in and complete the minimum required number of credits to maintain legal student visa status.  Students who are not maintaining their legal status will not be able to enroll in classes.  

Enrollment Requirements for International Students

International students must enroll in and complete the minimum required number of credits to maintain legal student visa status.

Enrollment requirements apply to spring and fall terms as well as summer if that is the first or last term of a program. In addition, IEP students that have completed less than one academic year are required to enroll full-time in the first summer term.  All other summer terms are considered vacation terms.

Undergraduate students:

  1. Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours
    • Out of the minimum 12 credit hours, at least 9 credits hours must be face-face or originating location ITV
  2. Additional courses beyond the 12-hour requirement may be any delivery method

 

Graduate students without an assistantship:

  1. Must enroll in at least 9 credit hours
    • Out of the minimum 9 credit hours, at least 6 credit hours must be face-face or originating location ITV
  2. Additional courses beyond the 9-hour requirement may be any delivery method

 

Graduate students with an assistantship:

  1. Must enroll in at least 6 credit hours
    • Out of the minimum 6 credit hours, at least 3 credit hours must be traditional face-face or originating location ITV
  2. Additional courses beyond the 6-hour requirement may be any delivery method

The only exception is IF you are graduating AND have written permission from our office to be below full course load.

Important: If you are graduating, you MUST contact the Office of International Education Services to request permission to carry a reduced course load prior to the start of the semester.

Contact

573.986.6863
international@semo.edu
International Center – Located at:
939 College Hill
Cape Girardeau, MO

International Education and Services
One University Plaza, MS2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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