In cases in which students were already on monitoring status due to being past time-to-advance (TTA) or time-to-degree (TTD), it may be necessary to adjust their academic plans in light of delays caused by COVID-19. If the 3-quarter TTD extension brings the student within time-to-degree, their monitoring status will be lifted. We recommend that students and departments work closely together to ensure that students have clear plans to move forward to completion.
It is important to note, however, that not all instances of monitoring and probation are based on a failure to make timely progress. In some instances, students are on monitoring because of a low grade point average, failure to pass milestone exams, or because they have been unable to form a doctoral committee. The extension of TTA and TTD will not necessarily affect these cases.