The continuous enrollment applies only to those students admitted for Summer 2012 or after.
A doctoral student must be enrolled continually for a minimum of one credit hour per fall and spring semester from the time of matriculation until successfully defending and completing the dissertation. Therefore, during fall and spring semesters during which students are not enrolled in coursework or dissertation credits, they must enroll in at least one credit of continuous enrollment (EDUC 799: Continuous Enrollment) to maintain active student status. Students working toward a dissertation proposal defense may enroll in dissertation credits prior to the proposal defense.
Students may formally request a leave of absence from their programs by completing and submitting the Leave of Absence form to the Office of Academic Programs.
Failure to maintain continuous enrollment will result in program withdrawal. Reinstatement will require a petitioned request. Repayment of tuition for continuous enrollment will also be required as appropriate for the requisite semesters during which the student was not enrolled.
Continuous Enrollment – in EDUC 800 (Dissertation)
Upon successful defense of a dissertation proposal, students must enroll in a minimum of three dissertation credit hours (EDUC 800: Dissertation) during each fall and spring semester until graduation. If students expect to work with their chair or other committee members during a summer semester, they should enroll in EDUC 800 during the summer semester after securing the approval of their chair.
Although students may have taken the minimum number of dissertation credits required for their program, continuous enrollment in EDUC 800 must be maintained once the dissertation proposal has been approved until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.