Reduced Course Load Request
As an international student in F-1 visa status, you are required to be a full-time student by taking at least 12
credits every Fall and Spring semester. However, in certain situations, a reduced course load may be granted. If
you believe you are eligible and would like to request a reduced course load, you may do so with this form.
Student Name: _________________________________________
Student ID#: _________________________________________
SEVIS ID#: _________________________________________
Reason for Reduced Course Load:
Academic difficulties:
Initial difficulty with English language (may only be used in your first semester)
Unfamiliarity with US teaching methods
Improper course level placement
Medical condition (please provide documentation, such as a doctor’s note)
Please note:
Students may not exceed an aggregate of 12 months of medical reduced course load
Completion of course of study (please include a printout of your DegreeCheck)
Have you been granted a reduced course load in the past?
Yes No
If so, when and for what reason?
Student Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _________________________
Advisor Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _________________________
Office Use Only
Reduced Course Load:
Recorded in SEVIS on (date): ___________________________________
updated 2/27/2015