A J-1 student must pursue a full course of study, except under the following circumstances:
During official school breaks and summer vacations if the student is eligible and intends to register for the next term.
- MEDICAL ILLNESS
If the student is compelled to reduce or interrupt a full course of study due to an illness or medical condition. The student must submit and be approved for the medical reduced course load request by ISSS.
- BONA FIDE ACADEMIC REASON
If the student is compelled to pursue less than a full course of study for a term. The student must submit and be approved for theacademic reduced course load request by ISSS.
- ACADEMIC TRAINING
If the student is participating in authorized academic training.
- FINAL TERM
If the student needs less than a full course of study to complete the academic requirements in his or her final term and submits the academic reduced course load request.