Graduate Degree or Program Time Extension Petition

It is expected that students will make steady progress toward the completion of their degree. Therefore, students receiving the bachelor's, credential or master's degree have five years to complete their program; students receiving the doctoral degree have eight years.

Extensions may be granted for extraordinary circumstances by the Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, but students may be held to new standards and/or asked to verify currency in any coursework taken more than five years prior.

To request an extension, please submit this form.

Letter of Appeal
  • Describe your progress since the most recent progress report
  • Indicate all the steps you will take in order to complete degree requirements within four additional semesters of candidacy
  • Include a timetable 
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