Continuous Enrollment

Comprehensive Exam: Students who have completed all course work and are preparing for the comprehensive examination must remain in continuous enrollment until their degree is granted. To maintain continuous enrollment, students must register each quarter for the 698 course (Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing) in their major discipline.

Thesis/Project/Dissertation: Students who have completed all course work and are working on a thesis, project, or dissertation must register for the thesis, project, or dissertation course required in their major discipline for the master's degree. Students register ONLY ONE TIME for the course. If the thesis/project/dissertation is not completed during the quarter it was started, the student will receive a grade of RP (Report in Progress) for the course. The RP grade remains until the thesis/project is completed and approved, at which time the student's professor will submit a "Change of Grade" form, replacing the RP grade with a letter grade.

Students who require additional time to complete their thesis/project/dissertation and have completed all course work must register every quarter for the 698 or 699 course (Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing) in their major discipline until their degree is granted. Earned units are not degree-applicable, nor will they qualify for financial aid. This is a variable unit course.

Registering for Continuous Enrollment: Master's students who have completed all degree requirements and are not taking any other courses may enroll in continuous enrollment though the College of Extended Learning at a reduced rate (about $260 per quarter). Registration forms are available on our forms page, in our office in Chaparral Hall, room 123, and the College of Extended Learning. The form must be signed by one of the following: the Graduate Coordinator, the Department Chair, or the Dean of Graduate Studies. Fees are paid at the College of Extended Learning, located in Sierra Hall, room 134. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies (909) 537-5058 or the College of Extended Learning (909) 537-5975 for more information.