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PART-TIME INFORMATION

If you are currently below a full course of study, your F-1/J-1 status might be in jeopardy.

Full-time registration at URI means a minimum of:

  • 12 credits for ALL undergraduate students
  • 9 credits for ALL graduate students who DO NOT have an assistantship for Spring 2005
  • 6 credits for ALL graduate students who HAVE an assistantship for Spring 2005

Any student registered for a number of credits below that specified above is perceived as having registered for a part-time semester without the appropriate permission.

Learn about the ONLY acceptable reasons to request part-time with our office for graduates and undergraduates. If your part-time semester is not approved your status will be automatically terminated without further notice form our office.

It is the student's responsibility to submit a request for part-time in a timely manner.

If your status is automatically terminated you will need to apply for reinstatement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Undergraduate Student,

It is mandatory for our office to report on the registration records of all F and J students to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As you are well aware by now, all students must pursue a full-course of study at this university at all times. In order to avoid the automatic invalidation of your immigration records you MUST register for the prescribed full course load:

-Undergraduate students 12 credits
OR;
-If you are an UNDERGRADUATE student in the FINAL semester, your academic advisor or Dean of the college must recommend you for part-time using the Reduced Course Load form.

If you are currently part-time without permission, do not disregard this notice, as it will only jeopardize your status. If you loose your immigration status, you will need to be reinstated back to your original immigration status. Such procedure is processed ONLY by USCIS and may or may not be granted. To avoid losing your status you must register full-time or provide proof that your part-time request has been approved. There is no exception to this rule!

If you have further questions contact ISS Office immediately.

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Dear Graduate Student,

It is mandatory for our office to report on the registration records of all F and J students to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As you are well aware by now, all students must pursue a full-course of study at this university at all times. In order to avoid the automatic invalidation of your immigration records you MUST register for the prescribed full course load:

If you are a GRADUATE student in the FINAL semester, have your academic advisor complete the Reduced Course Load form and submit it to the graduate school. Other exceptions to the full-time rule can be found in the Reduced Course Load form. In order to maintain your status, the graduate school must approve your final semester as part-time and our office must receive the copy of the approved Reduced Course Load form or you must register for full-time credits:

  • Graduate students without assistantship 9 credits and
  • Graduate students with assistantship 6 credits

If you are currently part-time without permission, do not disregard this notice, as it will only jeopardize your status. If you loose your immigration status, you will need to be reinstated back to your original immigration status. Such procedure is processed ONLY by USCIS and may or may not be granted. To avoid losing your status you must register full-time or provide proof that the graduate school has approved your part-time request. There is no exception to this rule!

If you have further questions contact ISS Office immediately

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