All matriculated students must be in continuous registration for every fall and spring semester. Students satisfy this requirement by registering for such coursework or dissertation study as may be required according to their program proposal.
Leaves of absence are not ordinarily granted. If such a leave becomes necessary, the student must submit a written request detailing reasons to his or her adviser and department chair. Such an approved leave, however, does not extend the time limitations for the degree. See Time Limits in the Degree Requirements chapter.