Continued enrollment in thesis (699) or dissertation (799) credit hours beyond those that are required will not provide full-time status unless the student also enrolls in thesis extension (801), dissertation extension (802), and/or research extension (803) courses to fulfill the 9 credit hour requirement.
Meeting Visa Requirements for International Students on an F-1 or J-1 Visa
Doctoral students on an F-1 or J-1 visa, upon and after admission to candidacy and after completion of all dissertation hours required on the plan of study, may enroll in one hour of dissertation extension each term to meet visa requirements.
Registering for dissertation hours
Students completing dissertations should register for ENG 799. A minimum of 15 hours of ENG 799 is required for the degree; the maximum students can take is 24. Before being officially admitted to candidacy, TAs and other students on assistantships will register for 6 hours of ENG 799 each semester. After entering candidacy status, a doctoral student may be considered full-time while enrolled in a 3 credit hour dissertation course (799). Doctoral candidates may maintain full-time status in this way until completion of the number of dissertation credit hours specified by their programs in The Graduate School Bulletin and designated on the plan of study. Continued enrollment in dissertation (799) credit hours beyond those that are required on the plan of study will not provide full-time status unless the student also enrolls in dissertation extension (802) to fulfill the 6 credit hours required for TAs and 9 credit hour requirement for others.