Reduced course load implies that the student may register for less than the normal required credit hours that constitutes full-time student status. If a student has a reduced load as an accommodation, the student may take less than 12 credit hours per semester and still be considered full-time.

Reduced course load does not refer to reduced course requirements. Faculty cannot alter the course contents and objectives to accommodate students with disabilities. If the course syllabus calls for the students to complete four projects or assignments, then every student is expected to complete all four projects or assignments.