You must enroll full-time if you wish to remain in the U.S. in F1 status for the Spring 2021 semester. That is 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate). There are some limited exceptions to enrolling full time for graduate students with only thesis/dissertation remaining, and for students in their final semester. In both cases, the exception requires prior approval from the ISS office.
Unfortunately, US Immigration has not given any information about registration requirements for Spring 2021. We will update this FAQ and send out a newsletter update if we receive any information. For now, we recommend that you register for as many in-person or hybrid courses as possible within your degree plan. If you are unable to register for any on-campus or hybrid courses then please contact us (email@example.com). While we are hopeful that US Immigration will extend the flexibility that was provided for the Fall 2020 semester into the Spring 2021 semester, we cannot guarantee this until it is officially confirmed.
If you are planning to study outside the US for Spring 2021 then complete our leave of absence form before the semester begins.
If you are in the middle of your program and you are planning to study entirely online next semester from outside the US please complete our Leave of Absence from Campus form. It is important to complete this form before the semester starts, especially for health insurance enrollment purposes.
If you are a new student at Boise State University for the Spring 2021 semester then please contact an advisor in International Admissions for registration requirements.