Registering for Classes
New international students should register for classes before coming to BYU-I. Registration is prioritized by the number of credits a student has earned. Find out when your register.
Federal regulations require that all F-1 students be fully enrolled for two semesters out of the year to be considered as maintaining their non-immigrant status. For BYU-I students, this would be their on-track semesters. Full enrollment means being enrolled in at least 12 credits. Only one class or three credits of online courses can be counted toward the full course of study during a semester (See 8 CFR § 214.2 (6)(i)(G)). For example:
- A student that is enrolled in 9 credits (3 classes) on campus and 3 credits (1 class) online is considered fully enrolled and maintaining their status.
- A student that is enrolled in 6 credits (2 classes) on campus and 6 credits (2 classes) online is not considered fully enrolled and is out of status and is at risk of their I-20 being terminated.
- A student enrolled in 8 credits (3 classes) on campus and 4 credits (1 class) online is considered fully enrolled and maintaining their status.
For questions regarding enrollment requirements, please contact International Services.