Instructions for Continuous Enrollment
Continuous Enrollment is required for all matriculated graduate students. Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment from the semester of admission until the completion of all degree requirements. Summer sessions in which there are no program requirements are not included. Students in summers only programs must be enrolled in each fall, spring, and summer semester. Students must be enrolled during the semester they complete the requirements of an incomplete course, take candidacy, or qualifying examinations, take comprehensive examinations, or propose or defend a thesis or dissertation.
The only other status options for a student wishing to take no courses during an academic semester either is the status of “leave of absence”, or “withdrawal” from their program of study and from the university.
For the status of continuous enrollment, a student must register for either course, GPS 798 (MA/MS/MSW) or GPS 898 (AuD/PhD) through the office of the Dean of Graduate School and Professional Programs. All students (including staff and faculty who are students) must pay the $100 continuous enrollment fee for each semester of continuous enrollment. Staff as well as faculty who register for continuous enrollment are assessed the $100 fee. Procedures for enrollment can be found of the Gallaudet University website for the Graduate Enrollment Office and/or the Registrar’s Office.
The student will receive a grade of NG (no grade) at the end of each semester. GPS 798 or 898: Continuous Enrollment earns a student no graduate credit.
Failure to enroll in continuous enrollment GPS 798 or 898 will result in termination from the program of study. A student wishing to return later will then need to reapply to his/her program of study.
Blank forms and instructions for completing these forms are available in your department office or the Office of the Dean of Graduate School and Professional Programs, Fowler Hall 202A. Completed forms and the fee should be returned to Fowler Hall 202A. After you have been registered, a copy of your registration form as well as a current semester registration stamp will be mailed to the address you give on the form.
Required Forms (to be sent to the office of the Dean, FH202A)