There will be no advising on the following Thursdays: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.
All OIE advisors will be working to expedite the processing of pending immigration requests during this time.
We will hold regular open advising hours as scheduled on other weekdays.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to better serve the International Student and Scholar community here at UT Arlington!
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Forms » Full-time Enrollment Waiver

F-1 international students are required to maintain full-time enrollment every fall and spring semester.  Full-Time enrollment for long semesters (fall and spring) is 12 semester hours for undergraduates and 9 semester hours for graduate students. Full-time enrollment is also required in the summer if that is your first semester at UTA.  (Please check with an OIE advisor during advising hours for summer full-time enrollment guidelines.) Immigration has a limited number of acceptable reasons why a student may drop below the full-time enrollment requirement.  Students must receive approval from the OIE before falling below full time enrollment. The form below is necessary to receive approval for a full-time enrollment waiver.

Request workflow:

  1. Fill out page 1 of the Full-Time Enrollment Waiver form and sign at the bottom of page 1. Initial the bulleted statements showing your responsibilities in order to maintain status when receiving a full-time enrollment waiver.
  2. Take the Full-Time Enrollment Waiver form to your academic advisor. Your advisor must then decide if your specific case fits into the allowable reasons as defined by USCIS shown on page 2 of the form and mark the appropriate reason. The advisor then signs at the bottom of page 2 on the form.
  3. Turn in the singed form to the front desk of OIE.
  4. Within 7-10 business days, OIE will determine eligibility. Note: processing times may vary if follow-up is required.
  5. A copy of the completed form is available upon request.