Disability Information Student Handbook

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Academic and Classroom Accommodations & Services

Reduced Load

Students at De Anza College may enroll in as few units as they wish. For general purposes, De Anza College defines a "full-time" load as enrollment in at least 12 units a quarter. Less than this is considered part-time. While there is no minimum number of classes or units a student must take at De Anza, some Financial Aid programs, scholarships, special services such as EOPS, CARE, and CALWORKS, medical insurance programs, or other outside agencies may set a minimum for their eligibility purposes.

  • DSS Counselors and LD Specialists work together with students and other campus programs from whom they receive services.  DSS can provide verification of eligibility so that enrollment in other campus programs is coordinated.
  • Some federal financial aid programs have minimum unit limits that are not modifiable. There may, however, be a pro-rated award made for students with less than a full-time loads.

Students whose disabilities prevent them from enrolling in the minimum number of units required for their eligibility in a specific program should consult with their DSS Counselor or LD Specialist. Their professional opinion about equivalency in work load for a student whose disability warrants it may be forwarded on the student's request, but De Anza College cannot assume responsibility for the mandate on full load equivalency status made by the receiving agency or program.


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Last Updated: 5/23/17