All coursework and degree requirements must be met within seven (7) years of enrolling in the first course at Hood College that applies towards the degree and/or certificate program. Due to extenuating circumstances, some students may require a time extension to complete degree requirements. Program directors can approve an extension of up to one year. Extensions beyond one year will be presented to the Graduate Council Committee on Student Petitions for review. It is best to petition for the most time you may think you need, understanding you may complete before the end of that extension date, rather than request multiple extensions.
All time extension requests will require either academic or project advisor support. Students are encouraged to discuss a plan of completion with said advisor prior to requesting a time extension.