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What happens if I change my approved academic load to part-time?

Sometimes a graduating senior (in their final semester) does not need to attend full time (12 or more credits) to graduate. In these cases the merit scholarship will be adjusted (prorated based on number of credits) to recognize the part-time enrollment status. For all other students, the merit scholarship requires full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester).

Federal immigration regulations severely limit international students with visas to be enrolled less than full time, but it may be allowed in some circumstances. If you find yourself in this position, please contact the International Programs Office