|Milestone||We expect you to complete the milestone by the end of…||You will be making only borderline progress if you complete the milestone by the end of…||You will be dismissed from the program if you fail to complete the milestone by the end of…|
|3 semesters after entering||4 semesters after entering||5 semesters after entering|
|M.A.||4 semesters after entering||5 semesters after entering||6 semesters after entering|
|Comps||2 semesters after M.A./passing qualifying exam||3 semesters after M.A./passing qualifying exam||4 semesters after M.A./passing qualifying exam|
|2 semesters after completing
|3 semesters after completing
|4 semesters after completing
- Semesters refer to fall and spring semesters, only. Summers are not included in the timeline. For example, a student who entered the program in fall ’07 and defended his or her thesis in August ’09 would have met the “acceptable completion” criterion.
- Students who fail to meet the deadlines in the middle column for any milestone will receive a letter from the Graduate Committee notifying the student that he or she is making unsatisfactory progress toward the degree.
- Deadlines may be modified in situations deemed to be truly exceptional by the faculty of the Department of Psychology.