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Course Load Reduction

The accommodation of course load reduction (CLR) is generally defined as being registered for fewer than twelve (12) hours for undergraduate students, and fewer than nine (9) for graduate students in a given semester.  CLRs are approved on a semester-by-semester basis, and students are encouraged to arrange this accommodation early in the registration process.

If a student is utilizing this accommodation after the 12th class day for the fall or spring sessions, or after the 4th class day for summer sessions, the student must complete the University's Medical Withdrawal/Course Load Reduction Application.  Students approved for CLR and registered with SSD will not be penalized by part-time status in policy and program areas under University control; however, auxiliary services (such as federal financial aid, personal insurance, non-University sponsored scholarships, etc.) may be affected. 

Requests made after the established University deadlines for dropping a course (April 2, 2012) will be accepted only under extreme circumstances (i.e. hospitalization, significant change in status, etc.) with the FINAL DEADLINE being two weeks before the last class day (April 20, 2012). University deadlines cannot be altered.  SSD administrators are available for consultation regarding the process.

Medical Withdrawal
University Health Services (UHS) and the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) process medical withdrawals (MW) when significant medical or mental health problems affect a student’s ability to attend classes or perform academically. Although all applications and documentation are to be submitted to Services for Students with Disabilities we do not make the final determination for these requests.
Click Here for more information on the CLR/MW process.


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