L&S International Student Credit Load Requirements

The following information is meant for L&S undergraduate students who are on an international student visa and wish to be enrolled in fewer than 12 credits during the fall or spring term.

All international students enrolled at UW-Madison as an undergraduate student in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) on an F-1 or J-1 visa must be enrolled in at least 12 credits (full-time status) during the fall or spring term.   Any L&S undergraduate student on an F-1 visa who wishes to be enrolled in fewer than 12 credits must obtain special permission from International Student Services (ISS).  After the ninth-week drop deadline during the fall and spring semesters, international students in L&S on a student visa must also obtain permission from an academic dean on L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services (110 Ingraham Hall, 608/262-0617) to drop a class in addition to getting permission from ISS.   Prior to meeting with an L&S academic dean, students should fill out the Reduced Course Load (RCL) form and bring this signed document to their individual appointment.
Contact L&S Student Academic Affairs with questions: 
Phone: (608) 262-0617
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu