Requests for full-time status with reduced course load should be processed through Accessibility Services eight weeks prior to the start of the semester.
The college will consider a reduced course load request submitted by a student on a semester-by-semester basis. The college considers 12 hours to be full-time status but recognizes that a student (due to a documented disability) may need to take fewer than 12 hours. If a student wants to take fewer than 12 hours but maintain full-time status, the request must be submitted to the Accessibility Services coordinator. Appropriate documentation must be on file with Accessibility Services.
The coordinator will meet with the student and evaluate the impact of the disability and demands of the class schedule. Impact and consequences of a reduced course load will be explained to the student (financial aid/scholarship coverage, etc.). The Reduced Course-Load Request Form will be completed by the student and the Accessibility Services coordinator. The form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. That office will notify the student and Accessibility Services of the decision. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will also contact any other campus offices of approval if necessary. The approved credit load will apply for the requested semester. If the student drops below the minimum credit load during the semester, the student will lose full-time status.
It is the student's responsibility to fully investigate the impact of a reduced course load upon financial aid, scholarships, insurance coverage, court ordered child support, etc.
If approval is denied, the student may appeal the decision in writing through the grievance procedure.
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581
Send required documentation to:
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376