Maximum Time Frame to Receive a Degree
The maximum time frame standard is in place to ensure that students complete their degree requirements within 150 percent of the minimum graduation requirements.
- Undergraduate Students are allowed 183 attempted credit hours to receive a first undergraduate degree.
- Undergraduate students pursuing a second bachelors are allowed 61 additional attempted credit hours (this includes transfer students).
- Masters candidates are allowed to receive aid for a period of four years from their entry into a Masters program.
- Doctoral candidates are allowed to receive aid for a period of seven years from their entry into a doctoral program.
- Doctoral candidates, who enter a program after beginning as a Masters student in that same program, will be allowed to receive financial aid for seven years, measured from the time of entry into the Masters program.
- University of Utah credits, transfer credits and all test credits are used in determining your total number of completed credits.