Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements. Extensions will be granted for unusual health conditions, fulfillment of military obligations, or other extenuating circumstances. Students may petition for an extension, in writing, to their graduate advisor. The graduate advisor will then provide, in writing, his or her recommendation to the Assistant Provost of Graduate Programs, Assessment, Teaching and Distance Learning. The Assistant Provost of Graduate Programs, Assessment, Teaching and Distance Learning will make the final decision. In the event a student wishes to change their graduate major; the seven-year limit starts over.