Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Time Limits for Degree & Revalidation
The time limit to complete all degree requirements for master’s students is six years from the end of the earliest course used to fulfill degree requirements on the Tentative Degree Program (TDP) and eight years for doctoral students. Students may apply for an extension of up to one calendar year if the request for an extension is made before the time limit has elapsed. Doctoral students may be granted two extensions, not to exceed a total of two calendar years.
If the extension is approved by the graduate coordinator and the graduate dean designate, revalidation of outdated courses (over six but no more than seven years old for master’s degrees; over eight but no more than ten years for doctoral degrees) may be necessary.
When necessary, revalidation is accomplished by retaking the course or by special examination determined by the degree program on each outdated course. A charge of $25 is assessed for revalidating a course by examination.
Students may not revalidate courses with a grade of C or lower, courses that are internships or other forms of practicum, or courses taken at other institutions.
If the revalidation examination is satisfactory (i.e., passed by a B grade or better), then the original course grade will be retained and the student’s transcript will reflect revalidation. If the examination is failed, then no change will be made to the student’s record. More than one attempt to revalidate a course by examination is permitted if supported by a recommendation from the graduate coordinator of the degree program and approved by the dean designate of the Graduate College. Application forms to be used in revalidating courses by examination are available in the Graduate College.
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