J-1 students may be “degree seeking” or “non-degree seeking;” that is, enrolled in one of UMass Dartmouth's degree programs, or enrolled in a special program of courses.
J-1 degree-seeking students will receive a UMass Dartmouth degree and diploma. J-1 non-degree-seeking students are visiting students who, in most cases, will receive their actual degree from their home institution. In both cases the student must be enrolled full-time, working toward a formally-defined program, and remain in good academic standing. See the ISSC if you have any questions about these requirements.