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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
University of Houston
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog


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A student normally is entitled to graduate under the degree provisions of the catalog in effect at the time of the first completed semester of enrollment. The following exceptions apply:

  1. A catalog more than seven years old will not be used.
  2. The program of the student who interrupts enrollment (for reasons other than involuntary military service) for more than 13 months will be governed by the catalog in effect at the time the student re-enters the university. For these purposes, enrollment shall be defined as registration for and successful completion of at least one course during an academic term. A student forced to withdraw for adequate cause before completing a course may petition for a waiver of this provision at the time of withdrawal.
  3. The program of the student who changes a major from one college to another within the university will be governed by the degree requirements in effect at the time the change of major becomes effective.
  4. With the exception of programs for which another termination date has been specified, no degree will be granted for a graduate program not completed within five years after it has been deleted from the catalog.
  5. Students may choose to meet the degree provisions of a catalog published later than that which is in effect at the time of the first completed semester of enrollment. The University of Houston reserves the right to change the provisions of this catalog, including, but not limited to, degree requirements, course offerings, fees, and listings in the calendar as necessitated by university or legislative action.
  6. Students must meet requirements specified in the section on Time Limitations  on completion of degree requirements.