Reduced Course Load (RCL)

Illness or Medical Condition

F-1 students unable to maintain full-time enrollment due to a medical condition or illness are eligible to request for authorization for a Reduced Course Load (RCL). Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Obtain Medical Documentation

Obtain medical documentation of your condition or illness from a medical physician, Ashe Student Health Center or CAPS

*Note: Medical documentation must indicate that student’s condition requires a drop below full-time enrollment.

Step 2: Complete DCISS Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Form

Complete the top portion of the RCL Request form.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment with DCISS

Schedule an appointment with an F-1 counselor to submit your RCL Request form and medical documentation (appointment required). DCISS must receive your RCL Request by the end of Week 2 of the quarter you will be dropping below full-time enrollment. An F-1 Counselor will confirm your RCL authorization after your request has been accepted.

Deadline To Submit Request

End of Week 2


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