Note:  Maintaining Matriculation has been converted into Continuous Registration.

Caspersen School of Graduate Studies regulations require that all students in matriculated programs maintain enrollment in the Graduate School until the completion of their degree program. To fulfill this requirement, each semester, all matriculated graduate students must be either registered for course work, dissertation research, maintaining matriculation, or on an approved leave of absence. Students should register for maintaining matriculation statuses in sequence as they complete the remaining requirements for their degree program. (Approval by the academic advisor is now required for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy students to register for Maintaining Matriculation). Most maintaining matriculation statuses are non-repeatable. In some exceptional cases, students can repeat certain statuses with the approval of both the Dean of the Graduate School and the University Registrar.

Maintaining Matriculation, M.A. students

Language Prep

For students preparing for language examination, there are three statuses. As reminder, the statuses must be taken in sequence.

G MM1F 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC., F.T., LANGUAGE PREP., 1st SEMESTER
For M.A. students not registered for courses so as to prepare for the language examination; not repeatable (Full-time status)

G MM2P 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC. P.T., LANGUAGE PREP., 2nd SEMESTER
For M.A. students in their third semester after completing MM1F; Not repeatable; Prerequisite: MM1F (Part-time, less than half time status)

G MM3P 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC. P.T., LANGUAGE PREP., 3rd SEMESTER
For M.A. students in their third semesters after completing MM2P not repeatable; Prerequisite: MM2P (Part-time, less than half time status)

Thesis Prep

Students preparing for the M.A. thesis must register for one of the four statuses below. As reminder, the statuses must be taken in sequence.

G MM3F 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC., F.T., THESIS PREP., 1st SEMESTER
For M.A. students in the first semester after completing courses and language certification; not repeatable (Full-time status)

G MM4P 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC., P.T., THESIS PREP ., 2nd SEMESTER
For M.A. students in their second semester after completing MM3F. not repeatable;
Prerequisite: MM3F (Part-time, less than half time status)

G MM5P 001 MAINTAINING MATRIC., P.T.,THESIS PREP., 3rd SEMESTER
For M.A. students in their third semester after completing MM4P. not repeatable; Prerequisite: MM4P (Part-time, less than half time status)

Maintaining Matriculation, M. Litt Students

Post Course Work Completion

The final status in the Masters of Letters program is Maintaining matriculation thesis prep. Students at this level register for G ML0P section 001. This part time status may not be repeated without the approval of the Dean of the Caspersen School and the University Registrar. Special note, students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G MLOP 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T. THESIS PREP
For M.Litt students preparing for the Master’s Thesis. Signature required. (Less than half time status)

Maintaining Matriculation, Masters of MedHum Students

Post Course Work Completion

The final status in the Masters of Medical Humanities program is Maintaining Matriculation thesis prep. Students at this level register for G MH0P section 001. This part time status may not be repeated without the approval of the Dean of the Caspersen School and the University Registrar. Special note, students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G MHOP 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T. THESIS PREP
For Master of Medical Humanities students preparing for the Master’s of Medical Humanities Thesis. Signature required. (Less than half time status)

Maintaining Matriculation, Ph.D. Students

For Doctor of Philosophy students there are sixteen different maintaining matriculation statuses.

Language Prep

There are four statuses for language preparation. Students register for one full time status G P01F section 001 while preparing for the first exam and a second full time status (G P02F section 001) for the next exam. After which, students have the option for registering for two additional language prep statuses at less than half time status.

G P01F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., 1st LANG PREP.,
For Ph.D. Students not registered for course work while preparing for the first language examination; not repeatable (Full-time status)

G P02F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., 2nd LANG PREP.,
For Ph.D. Students not registered for courses while preparing for the second language examination; not repeatable (Full-time status)

G P03P 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T., LANGUAGE PREP.,
Additional Semester I For Ph.D. Students after P01F or P02F while preparing for either the first or second language examination; not repeatable (Part-time status)

G P04P 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T., LANGUAGE PREP.,
Additional Semester II For Ph.D. Students after P01F, P02F, or P03P while preparing for either the first or second language examination; not repeatable (Part time Status)

Comprehensive Exam Prep

Students are allowed two semesters of full time maintaining matriculation while preparing for comprehensives. For a third full time semester, students must obtain the written permission of the Dean of the Caspersen School . (To obtain a fourth semester of full time status, students would have to petition the Committee on Academic Standing and obtain approval of the University Registrar.) The fourth status for comp preparation is less than half time (part time). A petition to academic standing would be required to repeat this status.

G P04F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., COMP. EXAM PREP., 1st SEMESTER
For Ph.D. students in their first semester of comprehensive preparation after courses and second language certification; not repeatable (Full-time status)

G P05F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., COMP. EXAM PREP., 2nd SEMESTER
For Ph.D. students in their second semester of comprehensive preparation after courses and second language certification; not repeatable; Prerequisite: P04F (Full-time status)

G P06F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., COMP. EXAM PREP., Additional Semester I. Dean’s written permission required. In special cases for students in their third or subsequent semester(s) of comprehensive exam preparation after courses and after passing the second language; not repeatable without petition to the Academic Standing Committee; Prerequisite: P05F (Full-time status)

G P07P 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T., COMP. EXAM PREP., Additional Semester II Dean’s written permission required. In special cases for students in their fourth or subsequent semester(s) of comprehensive exam preparation after completion of course work and after passing the second language; not repeatable without petition to the Academic Standing Committee part-time status. Requires approval; Prerequisite: P06F

Dissertation Prospectus Preparation

There are two available semesters of maintaining matriculation for students at this level. Special note: All students must obtain the signature of the Dean of the Caspersen School to register for these statuses.

G P08F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., DISS PROSP. PREP., 1st SEMESTER
Dean’s written permission required. Restricted to Ph.D. students in the first semester of approved prospectus preparation or field research (If required, students may petition the Dean to continue in this status for one additional semester by registering for P09F); P08F is not repeatable (Full-time status)

G P09F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., DISS PROSP. PREP., 2nd SEMESTER
Dean’s written permission required. Restricted to Ph.D. students in the second semester of approved prospectus preparation or field research (follows P08F. Second of only two total semesters permitted; subtracts from total full-time maintain matriculation semesters available after dissertation research); not repeatable; Prerequisite: P08F (Full-time status)

After Dissertation Year

These statuses are indicated as after dissertation year (Completion of DISSG 998 and DISSG 999). Starting with G P10F section 001, there are six available statuses in at this final maintaining matriculation level. Students requiring additional semesters need the approval of the Dean of The Caspersen School and the University Registrar for registration. In some instances, additional approval from the Committee on Academic Standing may be required.

G P10F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., AFTER DISSERTATION-YEAR WORK I Restricted to Ph.D. students in the first semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; (Full-time status)

G P11F 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., F.T., AFTER DISSERTATION-YEAR WORK II
Restricted to Ph.D. students in the second semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; Requires Dean and Registrar’s approval to repeat (Full-time status)

G P11P 001 MAINTAINING MATRICULATION., P.T., AFTER DISSERTATION-YEAR WORK III
Restricted to Ph.D. students in the third semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; (Part time less than half time status)

G P12P 001 Maintaining matriculation., p.T., after dissertation-year work IV
Restricted to Ph.D. students in the fourth semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; (Part time less than half time status)

G P13P 001 maintaining matriculation., p.T., after dissertation-year work V
Restricted to Ph.D. students in the fifth semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; (Part time less than half time status)

G p14p 001 maintaining matriculation., p.T., after dissertation-year work VI
Restricted to Ph.D. students in the sixth semester after the dissertation year work after completing two semesters of dissertation research (course DISSG 998 and DISSG 999, etc.); this can be taken for one semester only; (Part time less than half time status.)

Maintaining Matriculation, D.Litt Students

Dissertation Prospectus Preparation

All course work must be completed to register for this status. Starting with G DL7P section 001, students are allowed one semester of this part time status. Permission of the Dean of the Caspersen School and the University Registrar is required for an additional semester. Special note: students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G DL7P 001 Maintaining matriculation., p.T., diss.Prosp.Prep
For Doctor of Letters Students not registered for courses while preparing for the D.Litt Thesis; not repeatable. (Part time – less than half time status)

After Dissertation Research

For students that have completed the dissertation semester (the course ARLET 999). All students at this level would register for this part time status at G DL8P section 001. There are two sections available for students in this category. Special note, students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G DL8P 001 Maintaining matriculation., P.T., After Diss.Semester Part Time I (Less than half status). Restricted to D.Litt students in the first semester after completing the dissertation semester, ARLET 999, and DL4F. Not repeatable. Students needing additional registration of this status should register for DL9P.

G DL9P 001 Maintaining matriculation., P.T.,After Diss.Semester Part Time II (Less than half status)
Restricted to D.Litt students in the second semester after completing the dissertation semester, ARLET 999, and DL8P. Not repeatable without the approval of the Dean and University Registrar; Prerequisite: DL8P

Doctor of Medical Humanities

Thesis Preparation

Students that are preparing for the dissertation prospectus should register for G DM3P section 001. This part time section may not be repeated without the approval of the Dean of the Caspersen School and the University Registrar. Special note: students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G DM3P 001 Maintaining matric., p.T staff diss.Prosp.Prep.
For Doctor of Medical Humanities Students not registered for courses while preparing for the Dissertation Prospectus.(Less than Half time status, Part time)

After Dissertation Year

The final maintaining matriculation statuses for students in the Doctor of Medical Humanities program are After Dissertation Year DMedhm. Students at this level register for G DM4P section 001. None of the part time statuses at this level may be repeated. Students may register for two semesters of maintaining matriculation at this level. Special note: students requiring full time status at this level should contact the Office of the Dean of the Caspersen School for additional information.

G DM4P 001 Maintaining matriculation., p.T., after dissertation semester I
Restricted to D.MEDHM students in the first semester after completing the dissertation semester and the course MEDHM 999. Registration is limited to one semester only. Not repeatable. (Less than Half time status, Part time)

G DM5P 001 Maintaining matriculation., p.T., after dissertation semester II
Restricted to D.Medhm students in the second semester after completing the dissertation semester and the course MEDHM 999. Registration is limited to one semester only. Written permission of the Dean and the University Registrar is required for additional semesters. (Less than half time status, Part time)