5270.1 General Policy
Students' registration each term should reflect the level of academic participation in university life and anticipated progress toward the degree. This is particularly true of students involved in thesis, dissertation, and special project research. Academic units may set minimum registration requirements for continuing and readmitted students, which represent the unit's supervision of the students' efforts to complete degree requirements and the expected progress toward the degree.
Students must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit, as designated by the department, during the term in which the successful defense of a thesis or dissertation is accomplished.
Students must receive approval from their advisor, department chair and the Dean of the Graduate School for an exception to the continuing registration requirement.