Extension of Time to Complete Program of Study
All requests for extensions will normally be dealt with administratively and reported, in summary form, to the Executive Committee of Graduate Studies for information. The student must complete the "Time Extension Request" form and submit it to their major department/unit for recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least three (3), but no more than four (4), months prior to expiration of the respective maximum time limit. Requests for an extension are reviewed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies on a case-by-case basis.
Requests for extension must be accompanied by a realistic detailed timeline that has been agreed to by the student and advisor/co-advisor and endorsed by the department/unit Head. The extension time requested must closely reflect the time required to complete the program.
The normal time granted for extensions is four (4) to eight (8) months. More than one (1) extension period may be granted, however the total for all approved extensions will not normally exceed one (1) year.