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Athabasca University

Time Limit

The volatility of the subject matter requires that the degree of MSc IS must be completed within five academic years from the program admission date.

Program Extension

If a student is unable to complete the program within the expected maximum number of years for completion, a program extension may be considered. Requests for an extension will be considered only under compelling circumstances.

The maximum length of a program extension is one (1) year. In exceptional circumstances students may reapply if additional time is necessary.

For further information on Program Extension Requests please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Handbook.

A program extension (continuation) fee will be paid by the student upon approval of the program extension.

Program Deferral

While enrolled in the program there may be situations in which students are temporarily unable to meet the program requirements at that time. One alternative for the student is to request a deferral in order to suspend the program requirements for a period of time. The maximum length of one deferral is one (1) year. In special circumstances, students may reapply for a second year of deferral during their time in their program. For further information on Program Deferral Requests please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Handbook.

Updated July 28 2017 by FST Technical Staff

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