College of Liberal Arts

Course Load Reduction

A Course Load Reduction (CLR) is an accommodation offered through the office of Services for Students with Disabilities. The CLR process allows a student to drop a course(s) for non-academic medical or mental health-related reasons. SSD reviews the Course Load Reduction application and required supporting documentation and, if supported, makes a recommendation for the College to drop the course. Approved CLR dropped courses will be counted as non-academic Q-drops and will result in a Q on a student’s transcript.

Students interested in pursuing a CLR should meet with a Student Division advisor in the Dean’s Office to initiate the process. The deadline to submit a CLR application is generally two weeks prior to the last class day of the semester. Students should refer to SSD for the specific deadline each semester.

Course Load Reduction Accommodation

For students registered with SSD, the accommodation of a course load reduction (CLR) is generally defined as maintaining full-time status while being registered for fewer than twelve (12) hours for undergraduate students. CLRs are approved on a semester-by-semester basis, and students are encouraged to arrange this accommodation early in the registration process. 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.