In order to receive a degree or certiﬁcate, candidates must meet all requirements within a period of six calendar years. The time limit begins the term in which the earliest enrolled course is credited to the degree program. Courses completed prior to admission to a degree or certiﬁcate program that are accepted toward the degree cannot be more than six years old at the time the degree is awarded. This requirement may be modiﬁed only in special circumstances. In some circumstances, when students are admitted to a program, they may be given less than six years to complete their course of study.
Procedures for extending the time limit are as follows: The student must initiate a written request through his/her department. The department must forward the request with a departmental recommendation for action to the Divisional Dean. The Divisional Dean may approve an extension of up to one year in length or deny the request. The student (or department) may appeal the Dean’s decision to the Provost.
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