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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

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.