Eight Term Rule

Students are expected to complete all degree requirements within four academic years or eight regular terms—including transfer terms, terms abroad, off-campus field studies, internships, and the addition of one or more minors or majors. Failure to follow the approved Curriculum Plan submitted as part of the Declaration of Primary Major process does not constitute a valid reason for needing an extension of terms. Students who, for good reason, are unable to complete degree requirements within eight (8) regular terms may submit a “Request for an Extension of Terms” form, revised Curriculum Plan, and accompanying letter addressed to the Director of Academic Services (submitted to the Student Service Center). Requests for a one- or two-term extension not approved by the Director may be appealed to the Student Admissions and Academic Standing (SAAS) Committee. All requests for more than ten (10) terms of attendance are reviewed by the SAAS Committee.