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Program time limit extensions

Each term you are over your program time limit you must submit a Petition for Extension of Program Time Limit. Part-time students are only required to submit a Petition for Extension every other term, on the whole term (i.e. term 13, not 13.5). Petitions for extension are always submitted for the upcoming term (i.e. petitions for extension for the Fall term are submitted in July/August).

**NEW**: Effective for the Fall 2018 program extension cycle, all program extensions will be completed online. Paper program extensions will no longer be accepted. Student's who are required to complete a program extension will be contacted by their Department Coordinator and advised of deadlines and instructions for completion .

All petitions for extension of program time limits must be approved by your supervisor and home Department. Once you are 3 terms past your program time limit your extension will also need approval from the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies. 

For information on deadlines, please contact your Program Coordinator/Advisor.

Master’s students: 

  • Must specify a timeline for degree completion
  • Must include a detailed plan to complete all remaining degree requirements and the submission of the thesis to your Examining Committee

PhD students: 

  • Must specify a timeline for degree completion
  • Must include a detailed plan to complete all remaining degree requirements and the completion of your thesis defence
  • Must have your PhD Advisory Committee approve your request for extension in addition to your supervisor(s)

Your home Department or the Engineering Graduate Studies Office may ask you to provide additional information as part of your petition for extension.

If you fail to complete a petition for extension by the stated deadline you will be required to withdraw from your program.

Should your supervisor, department, or Associate Dean, Graduate Studies not approve your petition for extension, you will be required to withdraw from your graduate program