Students who are obliged to
interrupt their studies may, with approval of the associate dean for Student
and Academic Services, register for Matriculation Continued. Registering for
Matriculation Continued will keep the student's status active for one semester. Students
must register for Matriculation Continued for each fall and spring semester until they
resume taking courses. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the
student's status changing to inactive, and the student will have to be
readmitted to the M.P.A. program in order to take courses again. There is no
tuition fee for this registration, although a student fee and a computer fee
are charged. Matriculation Continued only applies to fall or spring semesters; there
is no need to register for Matriculation Continued for the summer or winter semester.
Time Limits on Matriculation Continued
Students can only register for Matriculation Continued for four
consecutive semesters (equal to two years). After this time, the student
enroll in courses and finish the program.
Time Limits on Completion of the Degree
From the semester during which the student is
admitted, completion of the M.P.A. program must occur within seven calendar years. If
a student is admitted in fall 2015, for example, that student must finish by
summer 2022. This includes any semesters of Matriculation Continued. A one-year
extension may be approved by the M.P.A. director in the event of extraordinary
circumstances. Students who fail to complete the degree within these parameters
will be subject to dismissal from the program.