Find out what you need to do to reduce your course load due to a medical condition.
PLEASE NOTE: A Reduced Course Load Due to Medical Condition is different from a Leave of Absence. If you take a regular Leave of Absence from the University, you must depart the U.S. whereas a Reduced Course Load Due to Medical Condition (when approved by a Designated School Official) allows you to remain in the U.S. and maintain your F-1 status while seeking medical treatment inside the U.S. If you cannot register for any classes due to a medical condition, you should also apply for a Medical Leave of Absence from UB. To apply for it, you will need to meet with your Academic Advisor as well as an International Student Advisor.
Follow the directions below to submit the completed form to ISS:
Note: Medical Reduced Course Loads are issued on a semester basis. If a student needs more than one semester of a Reduced Course Load due to medical condition, s/he must submit a new doctor’s letter. Authorization may not exceed an aggregate of 12 months during any program level.
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