J-1 students are required to enroll full-time each academic quarter to maintain their J-1 status
J-1 students may be authorized by DCISS to drop below full-time enrollment if they are unable to complete their courses due to the following circumstances:
- Academic Difficulty : student has difficulties with course due to improper course placement, initial difficulty with reading requirements, or unfamiliarity with UCLA teaching methods (this reason can only be used once).
- Illness/Medical Condition :student has medical condition (medical documentation required).
- Final Quarter at UCLA : student has less units remaining to complete their program than is required to maintain full-time enrollment (option not available to exchange students).
Students must obtain authorization from DCISS prior to dropping below full-time enrollment. Appointment with a J-1 advisor is required.