International students must pursue a full course of study at Saint Joseph’s University, which usually means always carrying at least 12 credits for undergraduates or at least 9 credits for graduate students in the Fall and Spring semesters. In special circumstances, you may need to be enrolled for less than full time. This is referred to as a Reduced Course Load. You must get approval in advance from ISS to be enrolled less than full time. To apply for a Reduced Course Load, you will need to fill out the Reduced Course Load Authorization Form. This can be found among the International Students & Scholars Forms & Handouts here.