Undergraduate Policies

Time Limit to Degree

Undergraduate students are expected to complete all degree requirements within 10 years from the date of initial matriculation. Students who do not meet this requirement will have their coursework, including Thomas Jefferson University credits and previously evaluated transfer credits, reviewed by the appropriate program(s) to determine the currency and appropriateness of courses toward a current degree. As a result of this evaluation, credits may be determined to be “outdated” and removed as earned credit toward the completion of degree requirements. Outdated credits will not be used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Students should note that in some cases, while a particular course may still be offered, a program can determine that material covered by the course has changed substantially enough to determine that the original course is outdated. Students are eligible to take a challenge exam for any outdated courses affected by the review process described above.

Students seeking re-entry to Thomas Jefferson University beyond two full academic semesters are subject to the graduation requirements from the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry.