8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(iii) requires that international students be enrolled in a full course of study during the academic year (12 credits or more at Concordia is defined as full time). If you wish to enroll in less than a full course of study you must apply and be approved before dropping below a full course load. Regulations allow three circumstances when a student may drop below a full course of study. Please complete this form indicating which circumstance applies to your case, and return it to the International Student Advisor.

If you receive financial aid, please be aware that dropping below a full course of study will impact your aid. You will receive aid prorated for the number of courses you are taking. If you register for less than half time, you will not be eligible for any aid. If you drop below full time during the semester, you will need to apply for a reduced course load, unless it is the last semester of your program study, and your Concordia scholarship will be reduced using a formula that provides no scholarship for tuition costs for courses you drop.

Reduced Course Load Form

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