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International Student Services

Final Quarter Reduced Course Load

Eligibility

During your final quarter, you can request authorization to enroll part-time in the remaining credits needed to complete your program. Only students in their final quarter of coursework may apply for this authorization.

How to Apply

  • Enroll in the credits needed to complete your program.
  • Submit the RCL – Final Quarter request through the MyISSS portal.
  • Allow 2-3 weeks for ISS processing.
  • You will receive a confirmation email if your ISS adviser approves your RCL request.

Other Considerations

  • When you are approved for Final Quarter Reduced Course Load authorization, your I-20 will be shortened to the last day of your final quarter if necessary.
  • The RCL authorization will not appear on your I-20.
  • You are expected to graduate during the quarter of authorization. If you are not able to graduate, please consult an ISS advisor as soon as possible.
  • Final Quarter RCL authorizations can only be approved twice.