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All international students are required to maintain a full course study as a regulation of their F-1/J-1 visas. Any student planning to take less than the minimum units specified for their degree program must obtain prior authorization.

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Concurrent Enrollment At Another School 

To be used if you have been given permission to take a class at another school to transfer to your CSUSB transcripts.  Please be ready to upload your registered class schedule at the other school.  If you cannot prove that you have 12 units at both CSUSB and your other school, you will need to add additional classes to get 12 units, at CSUSB.

 

Illness or Medical Condition 

You will need to have a note that excuses you from the entire term (ex. Excused for spring 2021 term) from a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist.  Please note that these are professional titles.  If your doctor is not one of the ones listed above, they may need to have it signed off by their supervisor, who is.  If you cannot get a doctor’s note, you will need to add additional classes to get 12 units. 

 

Vacation Term 

The Academic Year is Fall Semester, Spring Semester and Summer Semester at 12 units for Undergraduates students (graduate students must be full-time and following their program requirements) Summer session is an automatic vacation term unless requested otherwise.  Winter is not a required term but is recommended to graduate earlier. If you wish to have another term as your vacation term, you must have taken the previous two terms with 12 units. 

 

Other 

If you are graduating in the current term, please file a graduation check.  

If you are a graduate student you must have 6 units each term until you are finishing your program.  You can take your last class by itself or only be enrolled for culminating coursework without it equaling 6 units.  If you are taking less than 6 units but you are not finishing your classes, then you need to send a signed program plan or other agreement between you and your program coordinator, for a RCL request.

Otherwise, you don’t need to submit a RCL for these reasons.

 

Information: All students planning to enroll in less than a full course of study must obtain PRIOR authorization to maintain status with USCIS. A new request must be submitted for reauthorization if a student is requesting a waiver for more than one (1)term. It is the student’s responsibility to complete a Leave of Absence form with their department or the Office of Registrar.

Attention Students: Read the following options and select the one that fits your situation. These are the only exceptions to enroll in less than a full course of study with USCIS. Students are also required to complete a Leave of Absence form with their department if they are taking a year (undergraduate) or one quarter (grad) off.