Time Limits on Undergraduate Catalog & Course Work

Catalog of the Major

Each General Catalog has an eight-year expiration date for the major. An undergraduate student following the degree requirements of a major in a given catalog must complete all requirements within the 8-year window that the catalog is available. This means that continuing or readmitted students pursuing degree programs that were disestablished after the catalog year when they were admitted must complete the requirements for the disestablished degree program within eight years of the University of Arizona catalog in which the program was last offered. If a student does not graduate within this period, the student must select an academic program that is currently available. The Catalog of the minor and Catalog of the General Education curriculum do not expire.

Course Work for the Major

In areas of study in which the subject matter changes rapidly, material in courses taken long before graduation may become obsolete or irrelevant. Courses completed over eight (8) years ago may not apply to the student's current degree program. Also, additional program accreditation standards may limit the applicability of courses or degree requirements to less than 8 years. The major department may approve, disapprove, or request that students revalidate the substance of such courses before the outdated courses are applied toward the current degree program. Students whose programs include courses that will be more than 8 years old at the expected time of graduation should consult with their major department at their earliest opportunity to determine acceptability of such courses.

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