The semester you defend or re-defend a Plan B report/project, thesis or dissertation or take final oral examinations, you must be registered for at least one graduate level credit. You will be given until the last day of the next semester (spring, summer or fall) to resolve any incomplete grades, degree requirements and final edits to your report/project, thesis or dissertation. This is known as a grace semester.
- If you successfully defended in the spring semester, your grace semester is the summer semester.
- If you successfully defended in the summer semester, your grace semester is the fall semester.
- If you successfully defended in the fall semester, your grace semester is the spring semester.
Domestic students do not need to register for any classes or pay any fees for the grace semester.
If your degree requirements are not completed by the end of the grace semester, you will be charged a $100 late completion fee for each semester, including summer semesters following the grace semester. This fee is not assessed until all degree requirements are complete.
International students are required to maintain registration to meet visa requirements. You should contact the Office of Global Engagement to complete a Reduced Course Load Form to register for USU 7777 during your grace semester. There is no registration fee for USU 7777, but you will be charged the $125 international student fee.
If your degree requirements are not completed by the end of the grace semester, you must register for 3 credits each semester until complete. USU 7777 may only be taken once.