International students on F1 visas must maintain a full-time status. Full-time status for undergraduate students will be based on registration for 12 or more semester hours, for graduate students, it is a combination of courses equivalent to 48 units per semester. Registration in UMEI001-004 is equivalent to full-time study. Those enrolled in these courses are not permitted to enroll in any other course work. For further information on what constitutes full-time status, please see: http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/fulltime.html.
UMEI courses do not carry credit toward any degree at the University and do not count in the retention plan. Additional fees are required for these courses. For more information, see the financial section in the Registration Guide.