RCL Application

To apply for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Meet with an ISSS advisor to determine eligibility.

Step 2. Submit the Reduced Course Load Request by clicking the button below. 

Step 3. Once you submit the RCL Request, your academic advisor will automatically receive the "Reduced Course Load Advisor Form" in their email. 

  • Note-- Medical RCL requests will not require the RCL Advisor Form. Instead you will have to upload the "Medical Reduced Course Load Approval Form."

Step 4. After you academic advisor submits their form, you will receive an email indicating the outcome of your request within 10 business days. 

  • Note-- Medical RCL requests will be processed within 10 business days of submission.

Step 5. At the beginning of the semester in which you were approved for your RCL, you will receive another email indicating that your I-20 is ready for pick up. You MUST pick up your I-20 with your approved RCL.

Step 6. Check that your I-20 is correct and shows the approved RCL on page 2. 

RCL Student Request