Students who must interrupt their studies may, with the approval of
their graduate director, register for Matriculation Continued for a
maximum of two consecutive semesters. (Students on temporary visas who
interrupt their studies must in most cases leave the United States during such periods.) Matriculation Continued also is the proper
registration when there is no other appropriate registration category
for a student. For example, students in many humanities and social
sciences graduate programs who have completed their formal coursework and are preparing
for examinations but are not registered for research would register for Matriculation Continued for a maximum of two semesters. There is no tuition fee for this registration,
although a student fee is charged.
This category of registration is not
available to postqualifying doctoral students, who are expected to
register for research in their fields until they have completed their
degrees. Those students who are away from campus but working on their
theses or dissertations and in contact with their committees are
required to register for a minimum of 1 credit of research per semester.
Doctoral degree students who are on campus and engaged in research must
register for a minimum of 1 credit per semester once they have completed 71
credits. Prior to that, they must register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester.
Master's degree students who are on campus and engaged in research must
register for a minimum of 1 credit per semester, for a maximum of three semesters; nonthesis master's students completing their degrees may
register for Matriculation Continued for a maximum of two semesters.