Full Course of Study

  • The ISO must report in SEVIS to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, within 30 days of the start of each academic term (Reg Day), the enrollment status of each international student in F-1 or J-1 status.  Students, to maintain status, must be enrolled full-time for each academic term:
    • 36 units each term for undergraduates
    • Academic Departments verify full-time status for graduate students; generally 36 units per term or a combination of units and a full-time Research or Teaching Assistantship.
  • If you cannot register as a full-time student in a given term, or plan to take a leave from MIT, please notify the ISO immediately so that you can be advised of your visa options that may allow you to remain in the U.S. or if you will be required to depart the U.S.