Time Limits on Credits and Degree Completion
Individual departments may limit the application of certain coursework and transfer credits toward degree requirements, based on the number of years that have passed since the courses and credits were earned. For instance, many departments do not apply coursework or accept transfer credits that are more than ten years old toward their degree requirements. In certain cases, New Jersey state regulations or accreditation guidelines may impose similar limitations. Students may request waivers of the time limitations on the application and transfer of credits toward degree requirements from their major departments. Limitations established by the State of New Jersey or by accrediting agencies are not subject to being waived. Students should consult with their major program departments to determine if any of their coursework or transfer credits are subject to time limitations for application toward their degree requirements.
Similarly, academic major departments may impose limits on the number of years students may take in completing their degree programs, with ten years often being the adopted guideline. Students should consult with their major program departments to determine if they are subject to limitations on the amount of time they are allowed to complete their degree programs.