Maintenance of Matriculation
A degree can only be awarded to a student who has been continuously matriculated for each Fall and Spring term since entering the program. In order to be matriculated, for each Fall and Spring term students must either:
Register for at least one credit-bearing course,
Pay the maintenance of matriculation fee (approximately $500 -- must be confirmed with the NYU Bursar's Office).
Students should first discuss their situation with their program administrator. Students who determine they will need to maintain matriculation should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their request. Students who receive Wagner School merit scholarship aid and maintain matriculation must contact email@example.com to inquire about how the time away will affect their scholarship aid.
Doctoral students are reminded that they must maintain matriculation while completing their dissertation research and writing. Continuous matriculation may be met in the following ways: 1) registering for a normal course load or 2) enrolling in Research in Progress PHD-GP 5901
Students who fail to maintain matriculation must apply for readmission. Applications for readmission will be evaluated on the basis of the standards used to evaluate new applicants for admission. Readmitted students must satisfy all the degree requirements and procedures in effect at the time of readmission.
Time to Completion Requirement
Students must complete degree requirements in force at the time of their initial enrollment: five years for master’s degree students and seven to ten years for doctoral students. The time to complete degree requirements includes any semester(s) for which students pay maintenance of matriculation or take a leave of absence.
Leave of Absence
Matriculated students in good standing who need to take a leave of absence from school for one or more semesters for national service or serious illness are required to submit a written leave of absence request to the administrator of their program along with supporting documentation. The academic year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31. Students granted leaves of absence are still required to complete all degree requirements within the specified time of initial enrollment (masters' students within 5 years; doctoral students within 7-10 years).
Students who receive Wagner School merit scholarship aid and who take a leave for a semester must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about how the leave will affect their scholarship aid.
Any student who has not enrolled in courses for more than two consecutive academic years will not be allowed to continue to maintain matriculation or be on a leave of absence. Instead, without exception, the student is required to apply for readmission to the Wagner School. Students should be aware of the admission timetable in advance, so that if reapplication is necessary, they can apply in time for their targeted admit date.