Support Staff Involved in the Process
As specified in the ORC, Dartmouth students, except for transfer students, are eligible for a reduced course load (i.e., 2 courses/quarter) for up to three quarters. All students registered with SAS who plan to use any of these allotted 2-course terms for disability-related reasons should communicate with their SAS advisor at that time.
Any 2-course term needed due to a disability that exceeds the three allotted requires approval from SAS and verification from the Registrar. Moreover, students receiving financial aid should contact Financial Aid to learn what impact an additional 2-course term might have on their aid prior to petitioning for an additional 2-course term.
All students are encouraged to consult with their undergraduate dean prior to petitioning to discuss the implications of an additional 2-course term and to review relevant forms or processes through the Registrar that may need to be completed as part of the additional 2-course term petition (e.g., making D-Plan changes, submitting a Change of Enrollment form, a DartWorks degree audit, approved major plan, and so forth).
For students on an F-1 visa, OVIS also needs to be involved and provide pre-approval in order to avoid termination of visa status.