Doctoral Research Registration Policies

Doctoral students who have reached candidacy must be registered for 9 credits of 899. The 899 dissertation research course is a fixed 9 credit course. Tuition and fees will be adjusted so that you will only be billed at the rate of 2 credits. This applies to both in-state and out of state students. Registration must be completed before the start of semester. If you plan to be on leave of absence for the semester, please contact your mentor and graduate program director as soon as possible. Based on the credit count all students registered for 899 will be considered full time.

Doctoral students who have not yet reached candidacy should register for the 898 pre-candidacy research course within their graduate program. You cannot register for 899 before you have reached candidacy. 898 is a variable credit course (3–9). You should register by the section number that corresponds to your research mentor.