Summer Enrollment/Distance Education

Summer Enrollment

F-1 students are not required by Immigrations regulations to register for classes during the summer. It is an option that many international students take advantage of to meet academic requirements more quickly or complete thesis/dissertation projects.

International students who elect to participate in summer enrollment must be prepared for the additional cost for tuition and fees. Your Form I-20 must show validation for 12 months of academic enrollment. This means you will be required to show additional funds for financial support to include summer enrollment.

Contact the Office of Admissions for further details and requirements at

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any international student who is on campus working towards their thesis projects (during the summer) are required to register for at least one credit hour (NO EXCEPTIONS). Any work completed on-campus that will count towards or academic credit will be earned for degree completion, requires course enrollment. Those who enroll during the summer are only eligible to work on-campus up to 20 hours per week. The 40 hour per week benefit does not apply with class enrollment during any semester/session.