A petition for an extension of time to complete the graduate degree must be accompanied by a completed “Request for Extension of Time to Complete the Master of Science Program” form, available in the Office of Graduate Studies. The form is to be forwarded to the graduate studies office via the student’s graduate research director. The form will then be forwarded to the chairperson of the graduate certification, policies and standards committee. The chairperson of the graduate certification, policies and standards committee forwards the committee recommendation to the graduate council. Copies of the form with the final disposition will be given to the graduate research director, department chair and vice president for academic affairs, with the original placed in the student’s file. The Office of the Registrar must be notified of changes to anticipated graduation dates.