Trinity Western University

General Information – Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Status

Full-time Graduate Student — A full-time student is registered in the program for not less than 9 sem. hrs. per semester. The student is regularly involved in graduate student activities and discussions. Admission priority is given to full-time students.

Part-time Graduate Student — Registration in less than 9 sem. hrs. per semester.

On-leave Status — On-leave status may be granted, with the program director’s permission, to students who find it necessary to interrupt their graduate studies. Leave is limited to one year. Normally a single fee for continuation is charged to students granted on-leave status. However, a student may apply for a waiver of the continuation fee for various reasons, such as for parental or medical leave. This application must be made in writing to the director. Failure to request leave from the director and/or failure to pay the Continuing Graduate Fee may result in suspension from the program. A leave of absence is registered as 000 (e.g., CPSY 000).

Students may take a maximum leave of four months (one semester) without charge; this fee exemption may also apply for certified medical conditions. However, students requesting subsequent terms of leave (except Summer sessions) are charged the Continuing Graduate Fee to remain registered in the program.

Continuous Enrolment — Students are expected to maintain continuous enrolment throughout the program. Failure to enrol for a minimum of 3 sem. hrs. or payment of a continuation fee in a given semester may result in suspension from the program. A leave of absence must be formally requested. Re-enrolment requires application for re-admission to the program through the office of the School of Graduate Studies.

Degree completion — A maximum of five years is allowed for degree completion from first enrolment. A limited extension may be granted upon appeal by the student and the recommendation of the thesis/project supervisor and the director.

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