Reduced Courseload Authorization

  • This form is for IUP students holding an F-1 or J-1 visa only.

    Unless you have had a previous semester with a reduced courseload request, please withdraw from your class after you have submitted this form. If you have already had a reduced courseload, you should wait for approval prior to withdrawing from a class.

    Final Semester Deadline: by end of Drop/Add Period

    Academic Difficulty Deadline: Semester Withdrawal Deadline

    You must have approval before dropping classes. If you are below full-time without permission—our office is to comply with immigration regulations and terminate your SEVIS record and you will be out of status (illegal). If you receive Partial Tuition Waiver—your waiver will be reduced to reflect your credit load: $100/credit for undergraduates and $75/credit for graduate students.

    *This is not for doctoral students working on their dissertation; please fill out green form.

    *Masters/Doctoral Students: Being approved for a reduced courseload is only related to immigration status. If you drop below full-time, you need to check with your employer/department about employment implications.

    If you are in the middle of the semester, please wait to be notified of approval before you drop any classes.

    Visa Type

    Reason for requesting part-time:
    1. (You must print the Pdf form and submit with Academic Advisor's signature; Undergrads will enroll in at least 6 credits; Grads 3 credits)

    2. (Have professional describe illness and amount of time needed to recover. You must provide medical documentation, either through e-mail or sending a hard copy to our office. Instructions will be provided in the next step.)

    3. This can only be used one semester during your first year:


    (J1 Students: A letter from your academic advisor listing a bona fide academic reason for reduced courseload is required.)