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Graduate Coursework Expiration Dates


To stipulate the maximum number of years for courses to count toward a graduate degree.

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards Campus Graduate students

Policy Statement: 

Courses completed at the University of Kansas, or transfer credits from another university, cannot be used to fulfill graduate degree requirements if these courses were completed more than ten (10) years prior to the final defense for doctoral candidates or graduation for master’s students.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Faculty members retain the responsibility for determining the validity of courses that count toward the degree. Any decision to make an exception to the policy outlined above must be approved by the graduate affairs office of the school/College in which the student’s program resides.


Office of Graduate Studies

Approved by: 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Approved on: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Effective on: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Graduate coursework, Graduate transfer credit, Graduate credit, Graduate degree requirements
Change History: 

07/18/2023: Approved by updated to Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

Academic Categories: 
Academic Programs
Graduation & Degrees

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