A student who, due to the impact of a disability, cannot meet the minimum credit hour per semester standard set by his/her major, college, or the university (12 hours for undergraduate students or 9 hours for graduate students) could be granted a Reduced Course Load (RCL) accommodation. A RCL, which must be approved by the DRC, will entitle the student to the same rights and privileges as other full-time students (see below). In addition, academic and program advisors will work with a student in the development of a graduation plan containing less than full-time credit hours per semester.
How to Request a RCL
For each semester you are taking a reduced course load, submit a RCL request below as soon as your semester schedule is finalized. Once approved, you will receive an email stating your request has been processed, which means the DRC is sending a letter to Student Financial Affairs and the Registrar’s Office to notify them of your reduced course load status.
If you receive financial aid (e.g. loans, scholarships, or grants), you should contact Student Financial Affairs prior to submitting a RCL request to find out how taking a reduced course load may affect your aid. Typically, taking a RCL will not impact your ability to receive aid. However, you will receive funding only for the number of credit hours you are enrolled in.
Bright Futures Scholarship
If you receive the Bright Futures Scholarship, you can take less than 12 credit hours per semester. In order to continue your eligibility, you must earn credit for all courses you are enrolled in. You do not earn credit for grades of E, N, I, W, or U. You will find additional information on eligibility requirements on Florida Student Financial Aid’s website.
Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program
If you are a MFOS scholarship recipient and are taking a reduced course load, you must request a RCL (see ‘How to Request a RCL’ above) so that Student Financial Affairs and the Registrar’s Office are aware of your reduced course load status.
If you are an International student, please request an additional notification letter addressed to Debra Anderson, International Student Services.
National Merit Scholarship
If you receive the NMS, please request an additional notification letter addressed to Gretchen Garrett, National Merit Scholarship Coordinator.
Student Football Tickets
If you are registered for less than 6 credits during the fall semester and want to purchase student football tickets, please request an additional notification letter addressed to UAA Ticket Office.
If you serve in a leadership role in a campus organization that requires full-time student status, please request an additional letter address to Student Activities and Involvement.
If you hold or intend to hold a seat in student government, please request and additional notification letter addressed to James Tyger.
Student Legal Services
If you would like to meet with Student Legal Services, please request an additional notification letter addressed to Student Legal Services.
If you have been appointed with either a fellowship or assistantship or if you have GatorGradCare health insurance, please request an additional notification letter addressed to your graduate coordinator.
If you need verification of your full-time status for an off-campus source (e.g. car insurance), please request an Enrollment Verification from the Registrar’s Office.