Courtesy Policy for Meeting Graduation Requirements
University regulations require that students must be enrolled and complete a minimum of one hour of graduate credit in the term they complete degree requirements. Should a student miss the graduation deadline (July 15 for summer graduation, November 15 for fall graduation, April 15 for spring graduation), but completes all degree requirements on or before the last day of that term, the student is not required to register for the next (graduation) term. The degree program must submit the student’s name on the proposed graduation list for actual term of graduation.
Additionally, if a student has reached their five-year time-to-degree limit and completes all degree requirements on or before the last day of their term limit, the student qualifies for the courtesy policy and will therefore not be required to petition the Dean of Graduate Studies for an extension.