Inactive Status

A student not yet admitted to candidacy who has not enrolled for two consecutive calendar years and has not been granted an extension or a leave of absence will be placed in inactive status.

In order to resume graduate studies, the student must complete an Application for Graduate Studies and a Petition for Reactivation and meet all admission requirements in force at the time of the new application. Readmission under these circumstances is not guaranteed, however. If readmitted, the student will be subject to all program requirements in force at the time the student is readmitted.

Doctoral candidates who have not enrolled for two consecutive calendar years, have not graduated by the end of the five-year candidacy period, or have not been granted an extension or a leave of absence will be placed in inactive status and their candidacy revoked.

To resume studies, the student must complete an Application for Graduate Studies and a Petition for Reactivation and receive approval from the dissertation chair, the program's graduate director and/or Graduate Program Committee, and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Readmission is not guaranteed, however. The faculty in the major field and/or the Dean of Graduate Studies may set any readmission conditions deemed necessary, such as, but not limited to, registering for additional coursework, retaking examinations, filing a revised doctoral proposal, or completing the degree within a specified time period.