Continuing Enrollment Policy
CONTINUING ENROLLMENT - 996
Students who previously have registered for all of the necessary credits of coursework, research, Scholarly Project (995), Independent Study (997), Thesis (998), or Dissertation (999) on their approved Program of Study, but who have not completed their independent study, thesis, or dissertation, must register for 996 Continuing Enrollment each additional semester or summer session they are utilizing university facilities or the time of the faculty, (i.e., laboratories, libraries, examinations, advisement, etc.). The number of credits should be determined by the advisor to reflect the proportion of time devoted by the student to academic study that term, with a full-time student registering for 9 credits. Graduate Assistants must register for at least six (6) credits which may include a combination of formal coursework and continuing enrollment credits. Advisor verification of the appropriateness of the number of 996 credits may be required. An approved topic proposal must be submitted to The Graduate School before enrolling in 996 credits.
After two regular semesters of 6 to 9 credits in 996 for master's students and after four regular semesters for doctoral students, a student wishing to enroll in additional 996 credits will be required to petition The Graduate School Dean.Continuing Enrollment (996) credits will not count toward the requirements for the degree. All students must be enrolled for either 996 credits or other credits in the semester of graduation. Students may register for both regular credits and 996 credits in a given term if all other conditions have been met. Continuing Enrollment credits may be used to define a student's enrollment status, (i.e., part-time or full-time). The fee for Continuing Enrollment (996) cannot be waived.
The Continuing Enrollment Fee is $100 per credit hour.