Final Term Registration Requirements

In general, graduate students must be registered for at least 3 credits during their final term (the term the degree is awarded).  For doctoral students, these 3 credits must be 603 dissertation. For master's students, at least 1 of the 3 credits must be 503 Thesis. Exceptions to final term registration requirements may be made in the following cases:

Doctoral dissertations:

  • If the final oral defense is held any time after week 9 of a given term, the degree will be awarded at the end of the following term.
  • If the dissertation is submitted to the Graduate School before the start of the following term, the student may petition for a waiver of registration for the following term using the General Petition Form
  • If the dissertation is NOT submitted before the start of the following term, the student will be required to register for the following term. The student must register for 3 credits if they will be using any faculty time or institutional resources after the first day of the term.  The student may register for 1 credit if the only use of institutional resources is working with the Graduate School to upload the dissertation and file the required paperwork. Permission to register for only 1 credit will require completion of the General Petition Form signed by the advisor and department head stating that there will be no use of faculty or departmental staff resources for that term other than the minimum required to file the final documents with the Graduate School.

 

Master’s theses:

  • If the thesis is not submitted by the published deadline for a given term, the student must reapply for graduation for a future term.
  • If the thesis is submitted to the Graduate School before the start of the following term, the student may petition for a waiver of registration for the following term using the General Petition Form.
  • If the thesis is NOT submitted before the start of the following term, the student will be required to register for the following term. The student must register for 3 credits if they will be using any faculty time or institutional resources after the first day of the term.  The student may register for 1 credit if the only use of institutional resources is working with the Graduate School to upload the thesis and file the required paperwork. Permission to register for only 1 credit will require completion of the General Petition Form signed by the advisor and department head stating that there will be no use of faculty or departmental staff resources for that term other than the minimum required to file the final documents with the Graduate School.
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