F-2 dependents can enroll for less than a full course of study at an SEVP-certified college, university or community college, even if that part-time study eventually leads to a degree or certificate.
F-2 Undergraduate Enrollment Limits
- 11 units or less per semester
F-2 Graduate Enrollment Limits
8 units or less per semester
2 units per semester (if only registered in 900 level)
1 unit in Advanced Status is not allowed
F-2 dependents who want to study full-time at the post-secondary level need to change to F-1 status. Meet with an international student advisor for more information.
F-2 dependents may also participate part-time or full-time in avocational or recreational studies, such as hobbies.
There are no enrollment restrictions for J-2 dependents.
F-2 and J-2 dependents can attend full-time study at the K-12 level (elementary, middle or high school) without additional permission or documentation from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
Minors between the ages of six and sixteen are legally required to attend school. Your dependents can attend a public K-12 school at no additional cost and will be placed in a certain grade level according to their age. Dependents 16 years of age and older are welcome to access Adult Education Services (outside traditional K-12 schooling).