Continued Registration credit is designed for students enrolled in thesis or taking the comprehensive exam. This one-credit registration provides graduate students full access to campus resources including library privileges, email, faculty support, and access to student labs. Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor for further information.
[A revised version of this policy will take effect in Fall 2019. For more information, please see Continuous Registration.]
Continued Registration for Non-Completers of Comprehensive Exams
Students register for the Comprehensive Exam by enrolling in Comprehensive Exam Preparation (xxx599).
- Comprehensive Exam Preparation (xxx599) is a zero-credit (no fee) course open to students in their final semester of course work, or the semester immediately following the completion of coursework. This course may only be taken once.Students may take Comprehensive Exam Preparation once only.
- Students who have registered for Comprehensive Exam Preparation (xxx599) and have failed to complete the comprehensive exam at the end of the semester must register and pay for one credit of Continued Registration (xxx799) each subsequent semester until they pass the comprehensive exam.
- Students must pass the comprehensive exam within the time limit allowed for earning their degree. Requests for extensions of time must be made through petition to the Assistant Vice President for Graduate & Extended Learning.
Continued Registration for Thesis Work
The ”H” grade is assigned when the student is making good progress on the thesis, but is not finished within the semester the credits were taken.
- Students with an “H” grade who are not taking any other classes must register and pay for one credit of Continued Registration (xxx799) for every fall and spring semester that follows until the thesis is completed.
- If the student is working on the thesis during a summer session, the student must register for and pay for one credit Continued Registration (xxx799) for that summer session as well.
- Students must complete their thesis within the time limit allowed for earning their degree. Requests for extensions of time must be made through petition to the Assistant Vice President for Graduate & Extended Learning.