Reduced Course Load (RCL)


F-1 students are required to enroll full-time each academic quarter to maintain F-1 status

F-1 students may be authorized by DCISS to drop below full-time enrollment if they are unable to complete their courses due to the following circumstances:

  • Academic Difficulty: student has difficulties with course due to improper course placement, initial difficulty with reading requirements, or unfamiliarity with UCLA teaching methods (this reason can only be used once).

  • Illness/Medical Condition:student has medical condition (medical documentation required).

  • Final Quarter at UCLA:student has less units remaining to complete their program than is required to maintain full-time enrollment.

Students must obtain authorization from DCISS prior to dropping below full-time enrollment.

Deadline To Submit Request

End of Week 2


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