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Reduced course load

  1. 1. Request for Reduced Course LoadComplete Section A and have your Academic Adviser complete Section B, summarizing the reason for areduced number of credits. Please bring the completed form to the Global Education Office-ImmigrationServices BEFORE reducing your number of classes. Dropping below full-time student status without theprior permission of the International Student Adviser will violate your student visa status.A. To be completed ENTIRELY by student Today’s date: ________________Last name: _________________________ First: _________________________ Middle: _______Student ID #: V __ __ - __ __ - __ __ __ __ SEVIS ID #: N __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __Current address: ________________________________________________________________ WyomingCity: ___________________________ State: _______________________ ZIP: _______________Phone: ____________________ E-mail: _______________________ Date of birth: _______________Type of degree: BS/BA Master Doctorate Credits accumulated to date: _______B. To be completed ENTIRELY by Academic AdviserRequests to register for less than full-time should occur rarely in an international student’s career. Byimmigration law, the international student should be full-time during each fall and spring semester –Twelve (12) credits for undergraduates, nine (9) credits for graduates. If the student’s activity is equivalentto full-time, but actually requires less than full-time registration (e.g. writing master’s thesis), the form is tobe endorsed by your Academic Adviser and forwarded to the International Student Adviser.Semester requested: Fall 20____ Spring 20____ Intended number of credits for registration: _______ Student is having difficulty with English language or reading requirements (Attach supplemental form to be completed by instructor).* Student is unfamiliar with American teaching methods.* Student has been placed in the improper course level.* Student needs less than a full course load to COMPLETE the degree program at the end of this semester. Student has completed formal course work and is preparing for a comprehensive exam. Exam date: __________ Student has completed formal course work and is engaged in thesis or dissertation research. Anticipated defense date :___________(mm/yyyy) Student has medical reason for requesting less than full-time schedule (attach signed medical excuse).**If the student is withdrawing from a course, please list course name and number ____________________________I endorse and recommend a reduced course load for this student during the semester requested.Print name and title: __________________________________________________________________Address: _________________________________________________ Telephone: _________________Adviser signature: ________________________________________________ Date: _______________C. To be completed by the International Student AdviserApproved by International Student Adviser: _______________________________ Date: _____________ Updated 2010Global Education Office - Immigration Services817 W. Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843043, Richmond, VA 23284 Tel: (804) 828-0595 Fax: (804) 828-2552
  2. 2. RCL due to English DifficultiesSupplemental form to be completed by instructorAccording to immigration law, international students must be full-time during each fall and springsemester – 12 credits for undergraduates, nine credits for graduates. Requests to register for less thanfull-time should occur rarely in an international student’s career.The below student is requesting to drop your class, thus dropping to less than full-time enrollmentbecause of difficulties with the English language and/or reading requirements. This excuse should onlybe used during the first semester of a student’s academic career. Before this student’s academic orimmigration adviser can allow him/her to withdraw from the class, we need an assessment from you, theprofessor, indicating that you agree the trouble is a legitimate problem with English. This is not to beused simply because the student has not been doing work or showing up to class.A. To be completed ENTIRELY by student Today’s date: ________________Last name: _________________________ First: _________________________ Middle: _______Student ID #: V __ __ - __ __ - __ __ __ __ SEVIS ID #: N __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __Current address: ________________________________________________________________ WyomingCity: ___________________________ State: _______________________ ZIP: _______________Phone: ___________________ E-mail: ________________@vcu.edu Date of birth: _______________ mm/dd/yyyyB. To be completed ENTIRELY by Professor______________________________ ____________________ ___________ ______________Class Name Course number # Credits Semester to dropPlease explain the English problems you have seen with this student’s work that indicate he/sheis not prepared to take the class. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________I feel the student HAS/ DOES NOT HAVE a legitimate problem with English and SHOULD/ SHOULDNOT drop the class because of language difficulties._____________________________________________________________________________Professor name_________________________________________________ __________________________E-mail Telephone_________________________________________________________ __________________Professor signature Date Updated 2010Global Education Office - Immigration Services817 W. Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843043, Richmond, VA 23284 Tel: (804) 828-0595 Fax: (804) 828-2552

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