External Degree Program (Stop Out Policy)

EDP students must register for a minimum of three credits a semester to maintain active status in the External Degree Program. However, EDP students may take a semester or more off and re-enter the program when it is convenient, and do not need to complete a Leave of Absence Request Form. Any credits taken while out of the program that fit into their degree plan may count toward graduation as long as 30 of the last 39 credits are registered through JSC/EDP. There is no fee for re-entry. If a student has been out of the program longer than five years, he/she must reapply to the External Degree Program. Approval will be contingent, in part, on availability of courses and the student's access to them.