Full-Time Enrollment: Undergraduate Students
Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (credits) every fall and spring semester. Winter and summer courses do not count toward full-time enrollment.
After the first day of the semester, a hold in UAccess will prevent you from dropping below 12 units. Use the swap function to change your schedule if needed.
What classes count toward full-time enrollment?
Audit (registration status allowing you to attend a course without receiving credit): Does not count toward full-time enrollment. Enroll above and beyond 12 units.
Correspondence: Does not count toward full-time enrollment. Enroll above and beyond 12 units.
Hybrid: Counts toward full-time enrollment.
Independent Study: Counts toward full-time enrollment for degree-seeking students. Exchange students can only count three units toward full-time enrollment, and should submit a copy of the independent study plan to ISS.
In-Person: Counts toward full-time enrollment.
Online: Only one class or three units count toward full-time enrollment. You cannot solely take online courses during your final semester or term, including summer and winter. This requirement also applies to students approved for a Full-Time Enrollment Exemption during the fall and spring semester. Exchange students cannot count online classes toward full-time enrollment.
You must make normal progress toward completing your degree. The minimum grade point average (GPA) that you need to maintain good standing is 2.0. Some majors may require a higher minimum GPA. Talk to your academic advisor to learn more about the course and GPA requirements for your major.
You are not required to enroll in classes during the summer or winter unless you are beginning or ending your program during one of those terms.
If you begin your program in the summer, you must enroll in a minimum of six in-person units (three in-person units in each summer session) to maintain your status.
If you are completing your program during the summer or winter, you must enroll in at least one in-person class during your final term. For example, if you complete your degree during summer session II, you must register for at least one unit of in-person coursework during summer II. If you cannot enroll for in-person units during your final term due to class availability, you must come to International Student Services (ISS) to meet with an international student advisor before your final term begins.
Keep in mind the following requirements for enrollment during your final semester or term at the UA:
If you are completing during the fall or spring semester and have been approved for a Full-Time Enrollment Exemption, you can only enroll in one class or 3 units of online coursework.
If you are completing during summer or winter, you must enroll for at least one in-person class. That means that if you only need an online class to complete your degree, you must enroll in a second class so you have in-person units. It also means that if you receive a grade of “incomplete” for a class, you cannot remain in the U.S. for additional semesters to finish the requirements without enrolling.
You cannot use GRO in your final semester if it is your only class and you do not need to receive a higher grade for the class in order to earn your diploma.
Apply for a Full-Time Enrollment Exemption
If you need less than 12 units in your last semester, submit the Full-Time Enrollment Exemption e-form in UA International before the start of your final semester. You can only enroll in one class or 3 units of online coursework.
In the e-form, you will be asked to provide the name and email address for your academic advisor. The advisor you indicate will receive an email with a link to UA International, so he or she can provide information about your degree completion date and the remaining classes required for your degree. If you have more than one major, you must also submit the Secondary Advisor Information e-form.
Normal processing time for ISS is 5 business days, from the date your academic advisor(s) submits the advisor portion of the e-form in UA International.
If you do not graduate in the semester for which you were approved, you may be out of status.
You may be able to take classes at Pima Community College that count toward your University of Arizona degree. If you want to take classes at Pima during the fall and spring semester, you must be enrolled full-time at the UA. If you want to take classes at Pima during the winter or summer sessions, you are not required to enroll at the UA, unless it is your final term (see “Summer/Winter Enrollment” above for more information).
Non-Sponsored Students: Approval for concurrent enrollment is not class-specific, and will be granted one semester at a time.
Sponsored Students: Approval for concurrent enrollment is class-specific. You must provide academic advisor contact information in the e-form so they can confirm that the requested classes will transfer to the UA and satisfy degree requirements. Depending on your sponsor, ISS may need authorization from your sponsor to approve your request.
Apply for Concurrent Enrollment:
Submit the Concurrent Enrollment e-form in UA International.
ISS will review your eligibility for concurrent enrollment.
If you are eligible, you will receive an email from Pima notifying you that you can register for classes.
If you have not previously taken classes at Pima, you must go to Pima West Campus to submit the Pima Application Form, admission fee and your immigration documents (I-20, passport and I-94).
Register for Pima classes in the semester or session you were approved. You may enroll for classes at any Pima campus location except Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. If you plan to enroll in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Reading, Writing or Math classes, you may be required to submit an unofficial transcript to Pima West Campus or take placement tests before you can register.