International Student CenterLiberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24515
Phone (434) 592-4118Fax (434)
Updated 11/1/2018
Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Form
Name: LU Student ID#:
General Information:
International students are required to be enrolled as a full-time student every fall and spring semesters.
Undergraduate Level Minimum of 12 Credit Hours (with at least 9 residential hours)
Master’s Level Minimum of 9 Credit Hours (with at least 6 residential hours)
Doctorate Level Minimum of 6 Credit Hours (with at least 3 residential hours)
Student may receive approval to be enrolled in less than the required number of residential hours for the reasons
listed below. Authorizations for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) must be approved by the student’s International
Student Advisor prior to the start of the semester. Dropping below full-time without prior authorization may result
in loss of status and may require the student to leave the United States or to apply for reinstatement with the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services office (USCIS).
To Be Filled Out By Student:
Current Level: ____Bachelor’s ____Master’s _____Doctorate
Current Degree Program: ______________________________________________________________________
Semester you wish to Reduce Course Load (RCL): ____Fall ____Spring 20_____Year
Select one reason for requesting a Reduced Course Load and provide an explanation in the space below:
I am enrolled in an internship/practicum that is considered to be full time. Course Name:
I am in the final semester in my current degree program (Student must be graduating this semester).
***NOTE: Students in their final semester must take at least one residential course***
I am having academic difficulties due to problems with the English Language during my first semester in the U.S.
***NOTE: Student must take at least 6 credit hours during the semester. ***
To be completed by Academic Evaluator in the Registrar’s Office:
Please confirm the graduation date of the student listed above.
Expected Graduation Date: ____\_____\20___
For students in final semester only: Expected Number of Credit Hours for the Final Semester: __________
Academic Evaluator name: _____________________________________
Academic Evaluator signature: __________________________________ Date: ____\____\______
To be completed by International Student Retention Specialist:
Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ____\____\______
***NOTE: Fulltime enrollment is required for scholarships to post regardless if an RCL is approved***
Return this completed form to your International Student Advisor for processing.
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