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Enrollment/Academic Information

Full-Time Enrollment

If you are a F-1 visa student, you must be enrolled in 12 credits each semester (not including summer) in order to maintain full-time status. You may be authorized to drop below full-time enrollment if you qualify. The recommendation for a reduced course load must be approved by the PDSO or DSO (Dean of Admission, Associate Director of Admission, Registrar or Associate Registrar) in advance of dropping a class.

There are very few exceptions to the full-time enrollment rule – medical condition, completion of the program of study the previous semester. The less-than full-time request authorization form must be completed in its entirety, and is available in the Registrar’s Office. The form must be completed, signed, and approved before any action can be taken by the student.

Distance Learning (Online Courses)

If you are an international student (those with an F-1 visa) you may utilize just one online course toward the completion of your program of study in the fall or during the spring. Only 3 of your 12 credit enrollment requirement may be online. Since the summer is considered an optional term, no restrictions apply, provided that you’re a continuing student. The summer is not your first semester as an international student.

Withdrawing from a Class

If you plan to withdraw from a class after the add/drop period has passed, you will need to see the Registrar first. Be aware that the Department of Homeland Security does not routinely approve of students dropping below full-time enrollment status.

Contact Details

Admissions Office
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2947

800 Purchase Street, 02740
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4000

11 Field Road, Attleboro, MA 02703 (GPS 34 Forest St. Attleboro, MA 02703)
Phone: 508.226.2484

Silver City Galleria, 2 Galleria Mall Dr. Taunton, MA 02780 (Former Old Navy, use movie theater entrance)
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3767

Event Calendar

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Refund Payments - Spring Semester (6/23/2017)


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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Attleboro-Saturday, June 24, 2017-14824-Room AT118 (6/24/2017)


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Placement Testing-Fall River-Monday, June 26, 2017-14825-Room G218 (6/26/2017)


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Placement Testing-Attleboro-Monday, June 26, 2017-14865-Room AT118 (6/26/2017)


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