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Requesting a Course Extension

Students making satisfactory progress may apply for an eight (8) week extension per course. Mentors must certify that 50 percent of the course work has been completed, and the student must pay the extension fee. Other than the mentor’s certification, no other documentation is required.

The Office of the Registrar will process the request and notify the student of their new course ending date.

With the exception of extensions related to military deployments (visit "Military Program Students" link below), all students must pay for the extension. This requirement applies even in cases of medical illness or financial hardship. In cases involving military deployments, documentation presented must show deployment dates relevant to the specific course.

In limited circumstances, such as severe illness or medical treatment, students may apply for a second extension of eight (8) weeks. In these cases, students must submit appropriate supporting documentation relevant to the issue preventing course completion during the first extension and pay another extension fee. The Office of the Registrar will determine if a second extension is warranted and notify the student of their decision and if approved of their new course ending date. For both first and second extension, the eight (8) weeks will be added to the current end date of the course in question. Students cannot have more than 16 additional weeks added to the original start date of their term. Students may not request more than two extensions for a single course.

Students may not apply for (or be granted) an extension after the last day of the course.

Depending on certain enrollment characteristics (e.g. currently on active duty with the military), your forms and their routing will be slightly different. Please select the appropriate link below and follow the applicable instructions for filling out and submitting the correct course extension form.

Course extensions cannot be used to extend enrollment. If a student's annual enrollment year expires during a course extension, the student is able to complete the course, but is not considered an enrolled student.

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Financial Aid and Extension Policy

Students who, in the same term, are receiving financial aid, are registered for 12 or more credits, and are granted extensions for at least 12 credits in the term, may find their financial aid for subsequent terms reduced or cancelled due to the 16 credit maximum course load policy. Contact the Financial Aid Office at for assistance.

Students awarded the New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) for either the September or October terms, and who take an extension for more than 3 credits in the respective term, will be ineligible for the TAG the following January or February terms. Contact the Financial Aid Office at for assistance.

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