Enrollment Terminated Degree Candidacy Continues (ET/DCC)
Students who are continuing to make satisfactory progress toward completing their degree may enter Enrollment Terminated/Degree Candidacy Continues (ET/DCC) status if they are beyond the defined program length; have exhausted DCE status, or chosen not to enter it; and have not graduated. With the approval of their department, Ph.D. students who have successfully completed the general examination may also enter ET/DCC status before the end of the defined program length if they will be pursuing opportunities that are incompatible with full-time enrollment, but will still be making progress towards completion of the degree. ET/DCC is an unenrolled status, and ET/DCC students are not eligible to return to an enrolled status. ET/DCC students are still eligible to receive a degree after successfully completing all degree requirements.
- The student has not submitted work or has not been in regular contact with the adviser, committee, or academic department or program;
- The department no longer assesses the student’s work to be of sufficient quality or relevance for the discipline;
- More than five years have passed since the student has successfully completed the general examination;
- The student has lost degree eligibility for disciplinary reasons.
ET/DCC End of Enrollment Process
- Discuss the timeline for dissertation/thesis completion with your adviser and/or DGS;
- Complete the end of enrollment form and submit it to your department.