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GCAC-514

Continuity of Registration and Resume Study

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Purpose

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

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Academic Goal

To ensure students continue to make progress towards their degree.

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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. Students enrolled in a professional doctoral program can maintain continuity by registering for any two semesters in an academic year.
  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

  • Approved by Graduate Council, Nov. 11, 2020. Effective date: Fall 2021 (08/16/2021).
    • Policy Statement 1.a. was revised as a result of approval of professional doctoral degree policies GCAC-700-GCAC-709.
  • Adapted from Graduate Bulletin: June 2018.
  • Updated: 6/21/17.
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