Unregistered (Lapsed) Status
Graduate students who fail to register (lapse) relinquish all student privileges including:
- Preexisting offers of departmental financial support (i.e., graduate student academic appointments and fellowships)
- Use of Student Health Services
- Library access
- U-Mail (access is terminated after 13 months of lapsed status)
- Ability to defer repayment of student loans
- International students immigration status (may be asked by the U.S. Immigration Service to leave the United States)
- Non-resident tuition reduction is not deferred by the number of lapsed quarters (non-resident tuition reduction is effective for 3 calendar years regardless of registration status)
Quarters in lapsed status still count towards normative and time-to-degree deadlines.
Registration After Lapsed Status
A student not registered for at least one quarter, must submit a Reinstatement Petition to regain graduate student status. Please note that reinstatement is at the discretion of the department and is not automatic.
For detailed information about the reinstatement process, please refer to the Petition for Reinstatement to Graduate Status.
Reduced Nonresident Tuition for Doctoral Candidates
Effective Fall 2006, the quarterly nonresident tuition fee is reduced by 100% for graduate doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. The waiver period is for nine registered quarters, and begins with the first academic quarter following advancement to candidacy. A student who continues to be enrolled or who re-enrolls nine registered quarters after advancing to candidacy will be charged the full nonresident rate in effect at the time.