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.

Waiver Request Form


  1. There are only a few reasons that will grant a student permission to take less than a full course study. Please review the eligibility requirements explained on the form.
  2. Must be authorized by the Center for International Studies and Programs.


  1. Review the Eligibility Requirements.
  2. Complete a Waiver Request form.
  3. Submit any evidence to prove the need for the waiver.
  4. The approval notice will be emailed to you in 5 business days.

*Incomplete requests will cause a delay in the processing time.