Like brick-and-mortar universities, APUS academic applications have a set time limit for completion. That time limit starts with enrollment in the first course.
For example, certificate programs have a three-year time limitation for the conclusion of all classes. Associate and master’s levels have a seven-year deadline and bachelor levels have a 10-year deadline.
A time limitation promotes persistence; it holds students accountable for their academic progress. The deadline also ensures that the classes and program content provided are relevant to the market field and educational criteria.
Allowing Enough Time to Complete Academic Programs
While 10 years appears generous to get a conventional Faculties program, life has a means of throwing curveballs. Because of this, that length of time is permitted for bachelor’s programs at APUS so that students have enough time to study while attending to their career and family responsibilities.
When a student is within a year of his or her program deadline, online registration is temporarily obstructed. The student and academic advisor then go over the impending deadline coverage, develop a plan for degree completion and review the need for an extension if needed.
App Extensions Might Be Permitted if Desired
Students can receive an extension for up to 25 percent of the overall program length:
- Nine months for certificates
- annually and eight months for associate and master’s degrees
- 2 years and six months for bachelor degrees
Concerns for finishing an Academic Application by Its Deadline
Pupils face several considerations when they near a program deadline. For example, students should:
- Make a realistic conclusion plan which allows for success. Students that are unsure if an app extension is the right course of action for them may use an academic advisor to research their options and sign up online for a program extension if necessary. Classroom experience and application progress will be taken into consideration in deciding whether an expansion will cause a successful program completion.
- Account for catalog changes in certifications or diploma programs. Some apps in the 2008 catalogue will differ from those from the 2018 catalogue. Students who are within two years of graduation should check the most recent catalog to keep abreast of mandatory courses they still must obtain their degree.
But, keeping current may mean losing some credits for courses that no longer apply toward degree completion. So it is essential that students use an academic advisor to ascertain whether an extension is required for academic program completion.
Reenrollment following the Program Completion Deadline
Students whose application deadlines have died or who are disenrolled due to academic inactivity must use the present requirements of the academic program when they re-enroll. An advisor can determine whether re-enrolling students are eligible to appeal that policy and assist them in a quick update of their current catalog requirements.
Irrespective of a student’s scenario, the APUS group of academic advisors is here to encourage students and help them successfully complete their academic programs. Our advisors can offer all pupils with clear guidance on the best path to graduation.