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An amount of time that is added to the maximum number of years permitted in a program in order to allow students to complete their studies and graduate.
Each program may have a maximum number of years within which to fulfill the requirements of the degree, i.e. the number of years permitted between a student's initial registration after acceptance to the program and the completion of all requirements to graduate from that program.
Enrolling in graduate studies involves a commitment by the student to complete a program within a specified time frame. Adult learners may have difficulty completing their program within the length of time allowed due to unforeseen circumstances.
If a student is unable to complete the program within the expected maximum number of years for completion, a program extension may be considered. Requests for an extension will be considered only under compelling circumstances.
The maximum length of a program extension is one (1) year. In exceptional circumstances students may reapply if additional time is necessary.
Approved at FGS Faculty Council November 1, 2012.
Updated May 11, 2017 by Student & Academic Services