Students are eligible to request a Medical Reduced Courseload if they are unable to succesfully complete a full courseload (12 credits undergradaute, 9 credits graduate) due to a medical condition.
Please note that this process is to seek immigration permission to take less than a full courseload. The student is also responsible for requesting the course drop or withdrawal from Academic Services.
In order to request a Medical Reduced Courseload from the Center for Global Engagement, please submit a note, doctor's note, from a doctor* who is treating you, that must include the following:
- the date of onset of illness/condition
- the dates the student was (or continues to be) under professional care
- the nature of the medical condition and why/how it prevents/ prevented completion of course work
- the last date the student was able to attend class
- the date of anticipated return to school
*A person is considered a doctor if they are a licensed medical doctor, a doctor of osteopathy, or a licensed clinical psychologist.
Once the Center for Global Engagement has received this information, your request will be considered.
- This process is to seek immigration permission to take less than a full courseload. The student is also responsible for requesting the course withdrawal from Academic Services, and is subject to all RMU policies regarding student withdrawals.
- Receiving permission to take a medical reduced courseload from the Center for Global Engagment does not in anyway suggest that RMU will approve your withdrawal request.
- Please be aware that you will still be charged for the tuition for any class you withdraw from, unless otherwise noted here.
- Approval is good for one semester and then must be renewed.
- Students are eligible for a total of one year of Medical Reduced Courseload per degree. Every semester counts as four months.
- Unless otherwise stated in the doctor's letter, a Medical Reduced Courseload request will reduce the required number of classes by one (1). For example, if an undegraduate students requests a reduced courseload, they will be required to take 9 credits, rather than 12. A student may not request a reduced courseload down to zero credits.
Questions? Please contact Jesse Phillips.