Reduced Course Load
A student with a documented disability can be considered for a reduced course load in order to take 9 hours and still be considered a full time student. The student must make a formal request through the Student Disability Services office and provide comprehensive and supportive documentation. The documentation must contain a full explanation for the need to take a reduced course load, as well as containing a specific diagnosis of the condition.
A reduced course will allow a student to take a minimum of 9 hours during a regular semester and still be considered a full time student. However, it is important to remember that taking less than 12 hours will make the student ineligible for federal financial assistance REGARDLESS of the disability status. Also, the reduced course load will not allow the student to be exempt from a program or honor that requires a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment to be eligible. This would include, but not be limited to, scholarship requirements, Dean's List requirements, and specialize departmental program requirements.