A reduced academic load is defined in the Student Academic Load Policy (çinsert as a link). A student can be granted a reduced academic load under the following circumstances:
- Students who have been issued an Academic Warning or Academic Probation;
- Students who have disabilities that prevent them from taking a full-load as per the terms of Students with Disabilities Policy and Procedure (ACK.PLR.SA.02);
- Students holding full-time employment.
How to request a reduced load
Student seeking to reduce their load must make a request using the Academic Load Reduction Request Form (çadd link) at least 5 days before the last day of the published Drop period and obtain the approval of their Academic Advisor.
Students who are granted a reduced load continue to be bound by all ACK policies and are expected to complete their studies within a maximum of eight academic semesters. Students should acknowledge that reducing study load may impact their ability to complete their program within the required timeframes.
Tuitions fees associated with a reduced-load are determined in accordance with ACK’s fee structure and relevant financial policies. Being on reduced load may affect a student’s scholarship status.