Full-Time Enrollment

Full-Time Status at Adrian College

Full-time enrollment is reached when students enroll in the appropriate amount of credit hours to be at full-time status. Full-time status at Adrian College is:

  • Undergraduate students = 12 undergraduate credit hours

  • Graduate students = 9 graduate credit hours

To maintain F-1 status, international students must be enrolled at full-time status each semester. 

Incomplete courses from a previous semester may not count towards full-time enrollment for a current semester. Additionally, incomplete courses may not be used to extend a program. For F-1 status purposes, a program will be considered completed at the end of the final semester, even if an F-1 student has an incomplete course.


Online Courses

Students must ensure that two-thirds (2/3rds) of their classes each semester remain in-person. For example, if an undergraduate student is enrolled in 12 credit hours, 8 of those credit hours must be in-person. The other 4 may be offered online.


Reduced Course Load

F-1 students may reduce their course load for the following reasons only:

  • Medical: Students who fall ill or need to take maternity leave may be authorized by the PDSO/DSO to reduce their course load (or take up to no classes at all) for up to 12 months per academic level. Students must provide the PDSO/DSO with a letter from a licensed medical doctor before dropping below a full course of study.

  • Academic: Initial difficulty with the English language or reading requirements, unfamiliarity with American teaching methods, or improper course level placement allow the PDSO/DSO to reduce a student’s course load to 6 hours for one term only per academic level. The student must resume a full course of study the next term, including May/Summer Terms.

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