ICE SEVP recently provided clarification as to an exception that it made to the full course of study requirement in the F-1 program. Due to significant budget decreases in 2008 and 2009, the California Community Colleges requested that SEVP allow its students to take more than one on-line course of study in order to meet their full course of study requirement in the F-1 program. The F-1 regulations prohibits students from taking more than one on-line course of study (or three credit hours) per term. On October 2, 2009, the SEVP Director issued a formal decision allowing F-1 students enrolled in SEVP-certified California Community Colleges to take more than one on-line course towards meeting the full course of study requirement. In its response to a Notice of Intent to Withdraw (NOIW), Tri-Valley University cited to this decision as legal justification for allowing its students to take more than one on-line course as part of their full course of studies. However, SEVP recently clarified that the SEVP Director decision only applied to the Fall 2009 term for F-1 students enrolled in the California Community College system. The recent SEVP notice indicated that the California Community Colleges did not seek to renew this exemption in Spring 2010. Therefore, SEVP indicated that all F-1 students enrolled any of the California Community Colleges must meet the full course of study requirements as provided by the F-1 regulations.