COVID-19 Doctoral Time Limit Extension

Current Graduate School policy on time limits states that a candidate for a doctoral degree who fails to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation within 5 years after passing the preliminary examination may be required to take another preliminary examination and to be admitted to candidacy a second time.

To offer flexibility amidst the major disruption that COVID-19 may have on doctoral candidates’ research and scholarship progress during Spring 2020 and possibly Summer 2020, the Graduate School will extend the 5-year time limit by 8 months for all doctoral degree candidates who are (or will be) in dissertator status in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020.

Flexibility on program-specific time limits: Students also face program-specific time limits, and the Graduate School encourages programs to be flexible on these time limits during these difficult times for the students.

Keywords:COVID-19 Doctoral Time Limit Extension   Doc ID:100347
Owner:Alissa E.Group:Graduate School
Created:2020-04-09 10:41 CDTUpdated:2020-04-14 11:51 CDT
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