Exception to the Full Course of Study RequirementFor F-1 International Students


A full course of study at Purchase College, the State University of New York is defined as 12 credit hours for undergraduates and 9 for graduate students. If you hold F-1 status in the U.S. and wish to apply for an exception and be certified as fulfilling the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) full course of study requirement in the SEVIS system, you must file this application as follows:

1. CompleteException to the Full Course of Study Requirement for F-1 Int'l Studentsand submit it to your academic advisor to be signed AND the Chair or Director of your conservatory/school.

2. After being signed by your academic advisor and the Chair/Director, deliver it to International Programs and Services for signature.