Enrollment Changes

As an international student, one of your main requirements is to enroll full-time each quarter while you are at UC Santa Cruz.

  • Undergraduate students, including undergraduate EAP students, must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each quarter.
  • Graduate students, including graduate EAP students, must enroll in a minimum of 10 units each quarter.
  • Doctorate students who have advanced to candidacy must enroll in 5 units each quarter.
  • Graduate students on filing fee status approved by the Graduate Division are not considered full-time by ISSS. Students planning to be on filing fee status must email istudent@ucsc.edu before the filing fee quarter to discuss their plans.

The following are options for enrollment changes:

Reduced Course Load

W Grade FAQ

Leave of Absence

Withdrawal, Dismissal, Readmission