Item (20):

A. A graduate student should be dismissed from the graduate program he/she is enrolled in the event that the student's interruption has exceeded two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters and without submitting a compelling excuse attesting to his interruption or absenteeism from the program.

B. If the student’s period of dropping out/ interruption occurs as a result of a circumstance beyond his/her control which is accepted by the Faculty Council, the time length of this period of interruption should not exceed two academic semesters.   Students should refer to item (18A) to learn about the time limits on the period of interruption permitted within the period of deferral.