University Resources, Operations and Policies

Reduced Course Load Policy

Policy Statement                                                                      

The Student Access Office (SAO) engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented disability, he/she may be eligible to take less than a full time course load, as governed by this policy. Each student request is determined on an individualized, semester-by-semester basis; appropriate, supporting documentation must be submitted as part of the Petition process.

» View full policy (login required)

Reason for Policy                                                                    

Unlike part-time status, a reduced course load will allow a qualifying student to register for a course load that is less than full-time, and still receive a pro-rated Adelphi scholarship and/or grant.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

Adelphi University matriculated students.

Policy Owner                                                               

Melissa Dean

Secondary Contacts

Rosemary Garabedian

Kristen Capezza

Sheryl Mihopulos

Lisa Kandell

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: September 1, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: September 1, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: September 1, 2017    

Who Approved This Policy                                                  

Executive Leadership Members including: Christine Riordan, Sam Grogg, Kristen Capezza, Perry Greene, Maggie Yoon, Brady Crook, and Joanna Templeton

Apply Now
Request Information