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Continuity of Registration and Resume Study

Registration Policy GCAC-514

Purpose: to define continuity of registration, and the process for readmission to The Graduate School when continuity of registration is not maintained.

Academic Goal: to ensure students continue to make progress towards their degree.

Scope: all graduate students.

Policy Statement

  1. A student who is a degree candidate at any of the five graduate campuses of the University and who registers there without interruption for each fall and spring semester is considered to have maintained a normal continuity of registration.
    1. A student who has been admitted as a “summers only” D.Ed. candidate (see GCAC-700-J Doctor of Education Degree Requirements) can maintain continuity by registering each summer for a six-week summer session.
  2. Anyone who has interrupted the normal sequence and now plans to return and register for course work should submit an application as a Returning Graduate Student.

Process

  1. Applying for readmission for any specific semester or session is required as follows:
    1. Summer Session--Resume Study/Change of Degree or Major application required unless the student was registered for the preceding spring semester or the preceding summer session (if “summers only” student).
    2. Fall Semester--Resume Study/Change of Degree or Major application required unless the student was registered for the preceding summer session or the preceding spring semester.
    3. Spring Semester--Resume Study/Change of Degree or Major application required unless the student was registered for the preceding fall semester.

Further Information

Resume Study, Change of Major/Degree, and/or Add a Certificate

Revision History

Updated: 6/21/17
Adapted from Graduate Bulletin: June 2018

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