Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degree

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible Cabinet Member: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: June 2009
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:

Policy Statement

An explanation of the time limits for graduate degree completion.




There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

From the date of matriculation, graduate students have five years to complete degree requirements (seven years for the Masters in Public Administration and the Masters in Mental Health Counseling). Failure to do so will result in de-matriculation (dismissal from the College). Before this time limit is reached, students may request, with the support of their department and the Dean of The Graduate School, up to a one year extension. If an extension is granted and the requirements are not completed by the end of the extension period, the student will lose matriculated status.

De-matriculated students who wish to matriculate again need to apply for readmission. If accepted, they are required to adhere to current graduate policies and program requirements.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

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Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Morgan 2105

Phone: 585-395-2525

Fax: 585-395-2515

E-mail: gradadmit@brockport.edu

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date June 2012 Three-year review
Adoption Date June 2009 Policy Adopted


Last Updated 9/22/22