Course Substitution, Reduced Courseload, and Missed Work Extensions

Foreign Language Course Substitution

All students need to complete the same degree requirements.  However, students with language-based disabilities may request a substitution for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) foreign language requirement as a reasonable accommodation. To request a course substitution, please fill out the Foreign Language Course Substitution Request Form.

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Reduced Courseload

You may request, as an accommodation, a reduced number of credit hours without negatively affecting your status as a full-time student.  Note: this accommodation is subject to essential program requirements. 

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Policies and Guidelines:

  • You may request an accommodation to be considered full-time for purposes of institutional financial aid only, while taking nine (9) credit hours or above. Note: All credits must be registered before the Add/Drop deadline each semester. Please contact AES staff for further information regarding the reduced courseload accommodation. 
  • The Financial Aid Office is responsible for individual financial aid assessment, including budget allowance, family contribution, and program eligibility. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss budget allowances for extra expenses related to the disability, in certain circumstances.

Missed Work Extensions

Students are expected to follow established classroom attendance policies. However, some disabilities are episodic, with this accommodation students may arrange extensions to make up missed work for medical concerns or other disability-related needs, within course, program and University essential requirements.

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Policies and Guidelines:

  • Students must maintain ongoing proactive communication with faculty and AES staff to discuss arrangements and manage this accommodation in each course, to make up missed work due to missing class due to exacerbation of condition, within course, program, and University essential requirements. Please contact AES staff for further information and support.