Master’s degree candidates whose programs require them to do a Master’s Thesis or Project, or those who elect to do so, are expected to register for Master’s Thesis/Project credit by their last expected semester in the program:
- All Environmental Studies Programs by the fifth semester;
- Waldorf Program by the fifth semester;
- Elementary Teacher Certification non-certification students by the fourth semester;
- Experienced Educators Program by the sixth semester.
If the project or thesis has not been completed by the end of their last expected semester, students must register for Master’s Project or Thesis Continuation for each successive semester until the project has been completed and credited.
Students registering for Master’s Project or Thesis Continuation will be considered half-time students for loan deferment purposes.
Students who are required to or elect to do a thesis or master’s project are not eligible to take an interim or leave of absence after their last expected semester of classes in the program.
Thesis & Master’s Project Continuation Charges
Students who matriculated prior to Summer 2007 will be charged a Graduation Extension Fee if their project is not credited in time for the next scheduled graduation (degree conferral) date, and for each successive graduation date missed.
Students who matriculate in Summer 2007 and after will be charged a Master’s Project/Thesis Continuation Fee for each semester following their last expected semester. The fee will be charged even if the student is not registered for the semester. However, lack of registration by the student will jeopardize their loan deferments. If the project is credited by the end of the drop deadline of the new semester, the fee for that semester will be refunded. However, for financial aid recipients for that term, the amount will be returned to the lending institution.