International students must follow Federal guidelines in order to maintain their legal status in the United States. Knowing these basic regulations will help us advise our students in their academic endeavors at IU Kokomo.
In order to maintain status, students must be enrolled full-time for each fall and spring semester. Enrollment in summer sessions is not required, unless a student begins a program of study at IU in the summer.
- For undergraduates this means enrolling in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring.
- For graduate students this means enrolling in at least 8 credit hours each fall and spring.
- Only ONE online 3-credit class will count toward full-time enrollment requirement. During their final semester, students MUST complete their online course work prior to or at the same time they complete their other classes. If the online course work continues after their program at IU ends, their legal status in the United States will be terminated.
- Recognized block schedule curriculum can be considered full time despite having lower credit hours per semester. Special documentation and agreement must be made with OISS.