Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Registration Status

A graduate student proceeding to a degree must maintain continuous registration in each successive term (Fall/Winter/Summer) from initial registration until all requirements for the degree are completed. Exception: A leave of absence may be granted on medical or compassionate grounds. If a leave of absence is taken during a period when a student is eligible for funding, the period of funding eligibility is extended by the duration of the period of the leave.

Part-time registration may be granted in exceptional circumstances. Examples of such circumstances are: full-time employment related to the student's field of study, admission to another full-time university program or medical or compassionate circumstances that make it impossible for the student to continue to devote full-time attention to his or her program of study.

Students should consult the Graduate Chair regarding the following: