Enrollment Requirements

Full Time Enrollment

You are required to be a registered, full-time student every semester.

Full-time is:

  • Undergraduates and 2nd Baccalaureates = enrolled in 12 units or more
  • Graduate Students = enrolled in 8 units or more

Online Classes

Only 1 online course per term can count towards your full-time status when you are enrolled full time (for both undergraduate and graduate students).

  *** You may take more than 1 online class per semester but these classes will not count towards your full time status for immigration purposes. 

If you are in your final semester and you will be less than full time, your last class can NOT be online. 

Academic Standing

Your academic standing could affect your F-1 status. It is important for you to maintain good academic standing while studying full time at Cal State East Bay.

Students will be placed on Academic Probation when they are not in good academic standing. International students are considered in valid F-1 status while on Academic Probation as they are maintaining full-time enrollment.  

If an international student is academically disqualified from CSUEB, he or she is no longer eligible to maintain F-1 status at CSUEB for the next quarter. The student must find another school to attend in the U.S. and receive a transfer I-20 from that school, or return to his or her home country.  Please make sure to speak to both your Academic Advisor and International Student Advisor at CIE to discuss your options.  

For more detailed information, please visit the University Academic Policies page.