Academic Policies & Procedures


Course Load

A student is expected to carry from 12 to 17 credit hours of academic work a semester. Permission to carry fewer than 12 credits may be obtained only in special cases from the dean of the School of Public Health - Bloomington. The maximum number of credit hours to be carried by a student is 19.

Course Load for International Students Monitored by SEVIS
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has created the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to maintain current information on nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents (i.e., all those in the F or J visa status). Students monitored by SEVIS must maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours for undergraduates) during fall and spring semesters. For more information about SEVIS, please visit this site:

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