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Request to Extend the Duration of Study

Each type of program (degree or certificate) has a “duration of graduate study” that establishes a time limit for completing the requirements for the degree or certificate. To request an extension of this time limit, students submit a written request to the Graduate Program Coordinator. This can be done as an email attachment. Students are also encouraged to talk with their advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator to map out a semester-by-semester plan for completing the degree or certificate requirements. In general, extensions are granted for 1 year.

If the extension is approved, the Graduate Program Coordinator submits a Request for Extension of Time form. The plan for completing the degree or certificate requirements should be included, either in the “justification” section or as an attachment along with the written request. The form requires signatures of the student, advisor, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Graduate Dean.