Student Handbook

Maintenance of F-1 Status

In order to maintain F-1 status, students must be enrolled in a degree program in a full course of study. Undergraduate students must take at least 13.5 credit hours per quarter, and graduate students must take at least 9 credit hours per quarter. Only one class per quarter can be taken through Strayer Online (distance learning) or through Live Video Instruction (LVI) as applied towards full-time student status. Only courses in the students’ curriculum will count toward full-time attendance. Students also must maintain a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate study and 3.0 or above cumulative GPA in graduate study per the Strayer University Academic Standing Policy. Failure to comply with these rules may cause a student to violate their F-1 status.