Graduate Time Limit for Degree Completion Policy
The graduate program (masters and/or certificate) must be completed within six years of initial enrollment. If a student exceeds the six-year time limit, s/he may be permitted to continue if:
- the head of the student’s program approves continuation, but courses which are older than six years will not be counted toward the degree; or
- a waiver of the six-year rule is granted by the dean of the School for Graduate Studies. The student needs to make this request in writing and in consultation with his/her academic advisor and program chair/coordinator. The dean will consider the request based upon factors such as special hardship, excellence of work and closeness to completion. The request for a waiver may be sent to the dean at Graduate_Dean’s.Office@esc.edu.
Applicable Legislation and Regulations
Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices
- Graduate Minimum Study Policy
- Graduate Leave of Absence Procedure