The time limit for a graduate degree will not extend beyond a period of six years for graduate certificates and master’s degrees and eight years for doctoral degrees.
Course work completed before matriculation and applied toward the degree, including course work at VCU and that transferred from other institutions, will be evaluated by the program/department to determine whether it can be used to fulfill degree requirements. For course work that was taken more than eight years prior to the completion of the VCU degree, the program/department will evaluate the course work for acceptability and report those courses deemed acceptable to the dean of the Graduate School. (See policy on Exceptions.)
Revised 5/11/2010; 5/10/2011
University Graduate Council
Last update: 8/3/2011
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