Before this reduction in course load can be authorized, you must obtain medical documentation from a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or a licensed clinical psychologist. The reduced course load must be re-authorized each semester it is needed.
It is important to remember that the 12-month allowable period of reduced course load due to medical conditions is an aggregate period that is available to you during a course of study at a particular program level. When you change educational levels, you are eligible for another 12-month period.
International students who find that they are dealing with a serious medical problem may qualify for a reduced course load or a leave of absence. The students must, however, resume a full course of study upon recovery. A student who is on a leave maintains DHS status as a matriculant. Therefore, she is not eligible to earn credit at another college during her absence from Notre Dame.
The procedure for requesting a reduced course load or a medical leave of absence is as follows: