Time Limit Administrative Withdrawl

Students who matriculated prior to summer 2016 and who have not completed their Ph.D. after the elapse of twelve years (or ten years for students in the School of Social Service Administration) will not be allowed to register in their degree programs. Students who have been admitted to candidacy by the end of 12 years (or 10 for SSA) will, however, still be allowed to graduate past the twelfth year (or tenth for SSA) with their department and school or division’s permission. Those students removed from their programs at the end of the twelfth year (or tenth for SSA) that go on to complete and successfully defend their dissertations may be allowed to graduate. If the department accepts the dissertation and certifies that the student can demonstrate current knowledge of their field, the student will then be required to pay a graduation fee in the quarter they plan to graduate. Each department can define acceptable means of determining current knowledge. In order to ensure as few students as possible are removed from their programs at the end of the twelfth year (or tenth for SSA), students at the beginning of the tenth year of their programs (or eighth for SSA) will be required to submit a degree completion plan, endorsed by their dissertation chair, to their departments and area Deans of Students.

Students who matriculated in summer 2016 or beyond and who have not completed their Ph.D. after the elapse of nine years will not be allowed to register in their degree programs. If they have been admitted to candidacy by the end of nine years, however, they will still be allowed to graduate past the ninth year as described above.