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What are Continuation Courses?

The Graduate School offers a selection of continuation courses that allow students to be enrolled in a certain status (full-time, half-time, or less than half-time) depending on the amount of work being done. These courses are sufficient to fulfill the requirement to be continuously enrolled.

Do I have to register for a Continuation Course?

 

Not everyone must register for continuation course work. Degree-seeking and certificate-seeking students who are not registered for enough credits to maintain their needed statuses (full-time, half-time, less than half-time) may register for continuation course work.

Do non-degree or temporary students need to register for Continuation Courses?

Non-degree and temporary students do not have to register for Continuation Courses.

Do international students need to register for Continuation Courses?


International students must be full-time students each term. International students who are not registered for enough credits to maintain their full-time status may register for a Continuation Course.

How do I register for a Continuation Course?


1. Fill out the Continuation Course form that is appropriate for your situation.

2. Get approvals from your adviser and department chair or director of graduate studies.


3. Register in CheckMarq using the permission number assigned by your department.


4. Send the completed form to the Graduate School.

When is the Continuation Course registration deadline?

Students need to register for Continuation Courses by the last day of registration (see Graduate Bulletin for registration dates).

Are Continuation Courses graded?

Yes, they are graded SNC/UNC (satisfactory no-credit/unsatisfactory no-credit).

What is the fee for a Continuation Course?

The fee to register for any continuation course is $100. You will be billed by the Office of the Bursar after you register for the course.

Do I earn credit hours for Continuation Courses ?

Continuation Courses do not earn you hours toward your degree or certificate. They simply function as giving you a specific academic standing: either full-time, half-time, or less than half-time.

What Continuation Course should teaching assistants take?

All TAs must be registered full time during the terms of their awards (fall and spring). If you are already registered for 7 or more credits the Graduate Assistant Teaching course (9975) need not be taken. If, however, you are registered for 6 or fewer credits you must register for the Graduate Assistant Teaching course (9975) in order to maintain your eligibility to be a teaching assistant.

What Continuation Course should research assistants take?

All RAs must be registered full time during the terms of their awards (fall and spring).

If you are already registered for 7 or more credits the Graduate Assistant Research course (9976) need not be taken. If, however, you are registered for 6 or fewer credits you must register for the Graduate Assistant Research course (9976) in order to maintain your eligibility to be a research assistant.

What Continuation Course should recipients of fellowships take?

All fellowship recipients must be registered full time during the terms of their awards (fall and spring). If you are already registered for 7 or more credits the Graduate Fellowship course (9974) need not be taken. If, however, you are registered for 6 or fewer credits you must register for the Graduate Fellowship course (9974) in order to maintain your eligibility to be a fellowship recipient.

What Continuation Course should recipients of tuition scholarship (non-assistantships or fellowships) take?

All recipients of tuition scholarships must be full-time students (7 or more credits) during the terms of their awards (fall and spring). This full-time status can be achieved by registering for course work or any of the appropriate full-time continuation courses.

Will my tuition scholarship pay for continuation?

Yes, if you have not used all of your scholarship money, you may use remaining money to pay for the continuation course fee.

What Continuation Course should doctoral, master’s thesis, or master’s professional project students take?

Doctoral, master’s thesis, and master’s professional project students who have completed all of credits required for graduation but who are still working on their dissertation/thesis/professional project must register for the appropriate Dissertation/Thesis/Professional Project Continuation Course.

What Continuation Course should students who are participating in off-campus internships or practicums take?

Students who are participating in an off-campus internships or practicums who are not otherwise registered through a departmental course must register for the Field Placement Course (9977, 9978 or 9979) to maintain active student status.

If a student is not registered for any course work and does not meet the requirements for leave of absence, what should he/she register for?

Students in this situation must register for the Graduate Standing Continuation (9970) course to maintain active student status. Note: the Graduate Standing course will only designate a student as less than half-time. Registration for the Graduate Standing Continuation Course cannot be used in conjunction with any other courses, and it will not qualify a student for loans or loan deferment.

Do I need to register for a Continuation Course during summer term?

Students do not need to maintain active status during the summer term unless they are planning to graduate in August. (Graduating students must maintain active student status for the term in which they are graduating.) Such students may maintain active status by registering for course work or an appropriate continuation course.

Students who have completed all course work, and turned in all necessary paperwork (thesis, dissertation, professional project, etc.) and have been approved to graduate by their department prior to the beginning on the summer term do not need to enroll in continuation course work.

What happens if I do not enroll in anything for a fall or spring term?

Six weeks into the academic term, students who are not registered for any courses will be discontinued (i.e., no longer considered active students). Discontinuation involves loss of library and recreation center privileges, etc. In order to become an active student again, discontinued students must gain readmission permission from their department as well as pay a $100 back continuous enrollment fee for each term to Marquette University at the Graduate School.


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