See section 5.2 (Registrar's Office) for registration and other Registrar related academic policies.
On registration day for doctoral students, the student will be assigned an academic advisor by the Field Committee, who will advise the student regarding the program of study throughout the period of residence. The entire program must achieve an appropriate balance between specialization and breadth whereby the student may need the academic advisor’s approval for courses taken each semester. See the course work requirements for each field in sections 6.11.4.a and 6.11.5.a for further information on course requirements. See also Westminster's transfer of credit policy in section 5.2.3.d.
Each candidate must indicate continuation in the program by registering during the registration period prior to the beginning of each semester. See Section 10 – Academic Calendar. In each semester in which no new course work is taken, candidacy is maintained by registering and paying a continuation fee. See sections 8.2 and 8.3 for fees and payment deadlines. Failure to register and pay for a given semester will automatically remove the student from the program.
Students wishing to be reinstated to the program must appeal to the Field Committee by submitting a request form to the Registrar’s Office.