visas – Studying for a single term of a course that lasts longer than 6 months in all (but one semester is less than 6mo)


Is it legal for a US citizen on a 6m visitor’s leave to study on a course that is more than 6 months in total for a semester that is less than 6 months?

A student visa is not required to take a course of study that is less than 6 months.

What if a course is more than 6 months but one would like only to take a single term of it before converting their visa. Is this permitted?