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Students may be terminated from their Economics graduate program for any one of the following reasons:
Failure to make satisfactory progress toward degree as determined by the Economics Department and/or the Associate Provost for Graduate Education.
Accumulation of grades of F in two graduate courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades in graduate courses.
The student is responsible for knowing both the termination criteria (including, but not limited to, program time limits and grade requirements) and the process for initiating an academic policy exception request to the dean of their academic unit.
A student may submit to the college an exception request for termination due to grades. Included in this exception request must be statements from the student's advisor and the Economics Department Director of Graduate Programs regarding the student's continued enrollment at the university. The student is responsible for contacting the advisor and the Director for their statements.
Students seeking a master's degree have six years from the time they first register after being admitted to their programs to graduate. Doctoral students have six years from the time they first register after being admitted to their programs to advance to candidacy. Once they advance, they have a total of 9 years to complete the degree, advancing to candidacy within no more than six years.
When students fail to complete their requirements within these time limits, they must request an extension from their program and Dean to continue in their program. Students who fail to submit an extension request will be terminated from their academic program. See below "How to Request an Extension of Timelimit."
The Director of Graduate Programs is reluctant to approve extensions if the cause for delay is due to the timing of passing required graduate exams. The student will need to demonstrate that the delay was due to extenuating circumstances outside of the student's control.
Read the information posted on the Department website and the college's website. Extension requests are officially submitted for the college's review via a dynamic form.
Confer with your dissertation advisor regarding what remains to be completed and a timeline for accomplishing the remaining work.
Before submitting the extension request to the college, email the Director of Graduate Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the Director that you will be requesting an extension. Include in your email:
Brief description of extenuating circumstances that caused need for extension and whether these circumstances have been remedied such that you will be able to defend/graduate given extended time.
Confirm that you have conferred with your dissertation advisor who will, in separate email to the Director, provide their assessment as to whether you can complete the dissertation and a timeline for accomplishing the remaining work.
If the Director determines that your request is supportable by the Department, the Graduate Studies Office will let you know so you can submit your request to the college.
If supported by the Director, submit your official request for extension to the college.
If an academic exception request is denied by the college, the student has the option to appeal that decision to the Associate Provost for Graduate Education.
During the review of any request or appeal, the student may register and enroll in classes. Once an academic policy exception request or appeal period has expired, or when the student's exception request has been denied by the academic unit, a letter of termination will be sent to the student by mail and by email within one week. A notification of academic termination will be affixed to the graduate student's official record and the student may then be administratively dropped or withdrawn from currently enrolled classes.