Graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy and who have completed all
course work must maintain the required active degree program status without additional
University registration by enrolling in "Continuous Enrollment" through the College of
Continuing Education. There are no units associated with this enrollment, but a College
of Continuing Education fee equal to one unit is required. Such enrollment is valid as
long as the student is within the time period allowed for the completion of the culminating
Students completing a MA/MS thesis or project are allowed a maximum of three (3)*
semesters past the semester of first registration to complete the thesis or project. If not
otherwise actively registered, the student must enroll in "Continuous Enrollment" each of
the three semesters beyond the initial University enrollment for thesis or project units.
Students who do not finish the thesis or project within the semester of original enrollment
will receive a grade of "RP" provided satisfactory progress has been made toward
completion of the culminating experience. The "RP" grade will remain as long as
progress is made toward completion and "continuous enrollment" is maintained the
following three semesters
Students taking the comprehensive exam for the culminating experience in a semester in
which they are not registering for any other units and will be required to sign up for
Students enrolling in their culminating experience during the winter intersession must
enroll in Continuous Enrollment for the Spring semester.
Ed.S. or Doctorate students are only allowed to use Continuous Enrollment with the
approval of graduate coordinator for a max of one (1) term.
*Some departments do not allow three (3) semesters of Continuous Enrollment. Please check with your department.