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Graduate Student Continuous Enrollment Policy - 1L16

Once the culminating project has begun or all course enrollments have been completed, graduate students are required to be enrolled each term (including summer) until all degree requirements are met. A culminating project can be a thesis, project, dissertation, doctoral research project, exit exam, or similar endeavor. Students enrolled in no other credit hours are required to enroll in UNIV 500 Continuing Enrollment in all subsequent terms until graduation requirements have been completed. Students may request an exception to this policy by requesting a Continuous Enrollment Cancellation.

UNIV 500 enrollment allows students access to university resources, such as library, advisement, and email privileges, while also meeting the continuing enrollment requirement. Students can register for UNIV 500 independently or request continuous enrollment in UNIV 500 by completing the Continuous Enrollment request on the Graduate Student Request Form. After initial registration by the Continuous Enrollment request, the student will be enrolled for UNIV 500 each term until registration is prevented by graduation, non-payment, expiration of the time allowed to complete the program by university policy, or an approved Continuous Enrollment Cancellation request. Students who complete degree requirements but fail to enroll in UNIV 500 each term as required will be assessed relevant fees prior to release of the diploma and transcript.


Approved by Chancellor effective 1/29/16

This policy was issued on February 5, 2016.
Document Reference: 1L16
Origin: GR 14/15-14

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