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Undergraduate Program Time Limits and Work Schedules

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Time limits

The length of participation in the undergraduate program is limited to a maximum of six years for students pursuing a bachelor's degree and three years for students pursuing an associate's degree.

Work schedules

Year-round students
Students participating in some special undergraduate programs, post-baccalaureate appointments, post-master's appointments, and GRA students working on a thesis or dissertation are excluded from the 30-hour per week work restriction.

Summer students
All students are eligible to work full-time, 40 hours a week during the summer months. In addition, students are not required to be enrolled in courses over the summer.

9/80 work schedule
Summer students, post baccalaureate, post masters, and GRA students working on a thesis or dissertation are eligible to participate in the 9/80 work schedule. The student must have permission from the mentor to work this schedule, and it must be requested and approved through the payroll system.