What is Concurrent Enrollment?

International students on an F-1 visa, who need to take courses from another accredited institution during the regular semester in order to maintain full time enrollment are required to submit a Concurrent Enrollment form to ISSS along with a copy of their registration information for the other school. Students will need to meet with their academic advisor and an international student advisor regarding eligibility for Concurrent Enrollment.

Student Instructions for Completing This Form

  1. Fill out Section A.
    • In the left-hand column labeled “Colorado State University,” list the names of the classes and corresponding number of credits you plan to take at CSU.
    • In the right-hand column labeled “Name of other School,” list the name of the other school, the names of the classes, and corresponding number of credits that you plan to take there.
  2. Attach your course schedule if the other school allows you to enroll prior to filling out the Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  3. Give the form to your Academic Advisor to complete Section B.
  4. Submit the form to the front desk in Laurel Hall or email it to isss@colostate.edu.

Please note: Depending on the time of academic year, it may take up to 7-10 business days for our office to process your request once our office receives your request.

Concurrent Enrollment Requirements

  • You are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from CSU
  • You must complete their course at the other school near the same time CSU’s semester ends.
    • If you are taking a self-paced course online, you are required to complete the course within the same week as CSU for that semester.
    • Make sure that any online enrollment meets the immigration enrollment requirements.
  • Once grades have been posted, email a copy of your unofficial transcript to ISSS.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they complete their Concurrent course on time and submit the necessary documents to ISSS for final review.

Academic Advisor Instructions for Completing This Form

  1. Review the student’s non-CSU course enrollment.
    • If the courses the student plans to take at the other institution will transfer back to CSU and contribute to the student’s academic program requirements, please sign Section B of the form.
  2. Give the Concurrent Enrollment Form back to the student to submit to ISSS.

Additional Information

  • An F-1 student may be enrolled in two different schools at one time as long as the combined enrollment amounts to a full-time course of study:
    • Undergraduate students = 12 credits
    • Graduate students = 9 credits
  • The concurrent enrollment provision requires the school from which the student will earn his/her degree or certificate to issue and maintain Form I-20, to handle all SEVIS and other reporting requirements, and to ensure that the student is pursuing a full course of study.
  • On-campus employment can only be at the school listed on the I-20.