Request for Extension of Time

If you want need more time to complete your master’s or doctoral degree, you need to fill out a Request for Time Extension form.  Below are step-by-step instructions.

  1. Complete a copy of the Request for Time Extension form for master’s students or doctoral students
  2. Include a detailed time line determined by you and validated by signature and date of your major professor containing steps to completion of the degree within the requested time extension (see Page 3-4 of this form).
  3. Obtain signatures on the application for extension from:


    • the Major Professor
    • the Program Coordinator or Director
    • the Department Chair
    • the College or School Dean
    • the Graduate Dean signs after final review.

4. Include letters from:

  • Student (indicating justification and requested terms/conditions of extension request.)
  • Major Professor (clearly stating what additional coursework is needed; if none is needed, explain how the student is current in coursework; spell out the terms/conditions of the extension request.)
  • Program Coordinator (endorsing a & b above; may provide additional information)
  • Department Chair (endorsing a, b, & c above; may provide additional information)

5. Include current degree plan with grades.

6. Include resume showing student ID#, place of employment, position and title, work/professional experience, etc.